Green Commute Challenge – Save the Date!

How would you like to get healthier, save money, help the environment and win prizes? UMKC will participate in the Green Commute Challenge from June 1 to August 31, 2019. The Green Commute Challenge is a 12-week employer-based contest where employees can earn points and win prizes just for using alternative forms of transportation for work trips!

The ultimate goal of Green Commute Challenge is to encourage employees to use alternative modes of transportation to improve Kansas City’s air quality and decrease pollutants.

Those who log miles will receive points – and become eligible for prizes provided by generous local businesses, including the Kansas City Royals, Powell Gardens, KC Streetcar, and more! You can earn points by carpooling, riding the bus, walking, telecommuting, riding your bicycle and using the streetcar.

To participate, first sign up for an account on, click on “Challenge Manager” tab. Search for the UMKC team and click the JOIN button to the left of the team name. You’re in! Log your Green Commute trips starting June 1.

Contact Megan Gonzalez at regarding any questions about joining the UMKC team. Contact or 816-842-7433 with any questions regarding the Green Commute Challenge.