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Employee Commute Alternatives
- Provide your employees with information about healthy alternatives to driving to work alone, since pollution from vehicle exhaust causes 50% of Dane County’s air pollution.
- Develop company policies and facilities (such as subsidized bus passes, bicycle parking, or privileged parking for car or vanpools) that encourage employees to use alternative transportation.
- Give your employees commuting fringe benefits. Learn more about making this wise investment by downloading the Employer's Guide to a Commute Solutions Program
- Offer telecommuting or compressed work week options.
- Be flexible so employees can arrange their work hours around bus and car or vanpool schedules.
- Encourage the use of virtual meetings via teleconference or video conference.
- Inform employees of impending Clean Air Action Days so they can commute without their cars. Download the Clean Air Action Day posters provided in our Operations and Facilities Toolkit.
- Join the Healthy Air Employer Network.
- Keep fleet vehicles tuned up; regularly check and correct tire pressure.
- Pressure test fuel caps to ensure seal.
- Avoid overfilling or “topping off” gas tanks on fleet vehicles.
- Avoid engine idling when making deliveries, during loading and unloading, and while in lines. Download the "No Idling" posters provided in our Operations and Facilities Toolkit.
- Refuel fleet vehicles after 6 p.m.
- Sign up for Clean Air Action Day alerts, and postpone discretionary vehicle use and equipment and vehicle degreasing on Clean Air Action Days.
Maintenance and Operations
- Turn off your computer, office machines and lights at night to save energy. Conserving energy reduces air pollution caused in energy production.
- Encourage the use of low VOC paints, stains and custodial care products.
- Control emissions by tightly sealing all solvents, properly disposing of rags with solvent waste, and using substitutes for solvents where possible.
- Reduce or eliminate the use of gas-powered yard equipment that has high emissions (including blowers, trimmers, weeders).
- When you receive a Clean Air Action Day alert, take these steps: Reschedule landscape operations that utilize gas-powered equipment, parking lot or driveway paving, and building and grounds painting, varnishing or stripping.