UWinnipeg has a long tradition of championing sustainability and environment protection. This mission is most clearly manifested in the creation of a Campus Sustainability Office and a Campus Sustainability Council and the hiring of a Campus Sustainability Officer. Most recently, UWinnipeg championed car sharing by co-operating with and providing parking space for the Peg City Car Co-op.
Yet, UWinnipeg has not yet made use of one of the city’s most successful programs to protect the environment by getting commuters to switch from private cars to public transit. Winnipeg Transit’s EcoPass helps employees of a participating organization to reduce the cost for monthly bus passes. And it helps employers like the UWinnipeg to decrease its investments in employee parking and achieve sustainability goals. Organizations can choose from twenty different options to reduce transit fares for its employees. For more information, visit http://winnipegtransit.com/en/fares/ecopass.
Therefore, the undersigned request the UWinnipeg administration to provide a Winnipeg Transit EcoPass to all employees starting 1 January 2014 or earlier.
Darlene Abreu-Ferreira, History
Andrew Burke, English
Carlos Colorado, Religion and Culture
Peggy Day, Religion and Culture
Ryan Eyford, History
Alexander Freund, German-Canadian Studies
Mark Golden, Classics
James Hanley, History
Christopher Leo, Political Science
Mary Jane McCallum, History
Mark Meuwese, History
Gabriel R. Nemogá-Soto Indigenous Studies
Allison Penner, German-Canadian Studies
Candida Rifkind, English
Pauline Ripat, Classics
Jacques Tardif, Biology
Janis Thiessen, History
Kathleen Venema, English
Sante A. Viselli, Modern Languages & Literatures
Harald Weigeldt, Carpentry Shop