IDEAS Center participates in NCAir Awareness' 'Race to the Beach'! and offers ozone reduction incentive raffles!

UNC Charlotte Employees can win a FREE beach trip this summer!

(From INSIDE UNC Charlotte)  For the third consecutive summer, the University’s Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability Office (IDEAS) Center will hold summer raffles to encourage faculty and staff members to reduce pollution on Air Quality Action Days.

The North Carolina Division of Air Quality uses a color code system to identify ozone conditions when the air quality is unhealthy for children, active adults and those with heart or respiratory disease, such as asthma. On these days, outdoor activity should be limited.  Codes Orange, Red or Purple are designations of increasing levels of unhealthy air quality and are considered Air Quality Action Days.

According to the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2013,” the city of Charlotte is ranked No. 19 among the nation’s most polluted metropolises. UNC Charlotte employees are being asked to prevent unnecessary carbon dioxide and gas fumes from entering into the atmosphere on Air Quality Action Days, and as an incentive, the IDEAS Center’s Environmental Assistance Office (EAO) is sponsoring two raffles.

Employees are encouraged to prevent unnecessary carbon dioxide and gas fumes from entering into the atmosphere on Air Quality Action Days. As an incentive, the EAO is holding two raffles. Employees who don’t drive during lunch from June 17 – August 16 can email the EAO with the location of where they dined on campus to be entered into a weekly raffle drawing  (IDEASCenter@uncc.edu).

 Individuals who fill up their car with 10-plus gallons of gas before 6:30 a.m. or after 6 p.m. from June 3  – August 16 can send the receipt (IDEAS Center, Cameron Building, Room 239), along with their name and campus email address, for a monthly raffle drawing.

University employees also can participate in the statewide “Race to the Beach” being sponsored by N.C. Air Awareness, a public outreach and education program of the North Carolina Division of Air Quality. Individuals who choose to “clean commute” to work (carpool, bus, LYNX, walk, bike, telecommute or compressed work days) at least 16 times could win a free beach trip. More information about the different prizes and about how to race can be found at www.RacetotheBeach.com

Race to the Beach” this ozone season by choosing to Clean Commute (carpool, bus, LYNX, walk, bike, telecommute or compressed work days off) at least 16 times to work and you could win a FREE BEACH TRIP!!

•1 clean commute by June 7th, KICKOFF SPRINT WEEK RAFFLE: 12 Month Pass to Biltmore Estates
•16 clean commutes by July 19th, HALFWAY RAFFLE: A two-night stay and paddleboard lessons at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. 
•16 clean commutes by August 30th, WINNER’S CIRCLE RAFFLE: A two-night stay and paddleboard lessons at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC.
•32 clean commutes by August 30th, ROUND TRIP RAFFLE: It’s a Secret… But You’ll LOVE this Prize!!

NEW!!  Clean commute on an Ozone Action Day (Code Orange or Code Red  Day) and receive an extra raffle entry.  You’ll be notified via email the day before an Ozone Action Day is forecast to occur.

 Register at  www.RacetotheBeach.com

 Mention the Race on Twitter and Facebook using #RacetotheBeach !  Thanks for participating in this year’s Race to the Beach!!

 

Date Published: 
Monday, June 3, 2013