Several challenges are ongoing in the Commute Greener app. For example join the global challenge from GSOPlay, and you will have the chance to get free music downloads, win concert tickets and other prizes from the digital concert hall of Gothenburg Symphony. The Volvo Group support sustainable transportation solutions and top ten winners in their challenge will be rewarded with great commuting gears. If you live in Gothenburg you can join the mat.se challenge and when you have 100 points you get 100 SEK in discount when shopping on line at mat.se.
If you think this is a great idea and a new user, follow these simple steps:
1. Download and install the app from App Store or Googgle Play and log in with you Facebook credentials (or create an account).
2. Set your commuting pattern in the “baseline wizard” that automatically starts after you installed the app, i.e. how and when you travelling and your home and work address (note: don’t forget to confirm your baseline).
3. Go to main menu and scroll down to “Challenges”, select a challenge, and join it!
4. Now start climbing the Leaderboard and compete in the challenges! Make improvements in your daily traveling and start collecting points. For example, you leave your car and take the bus one day, and you will get 16 points each way.
See this short introduction to the Facebook app and get inspired to rest the car and make improvements in your daily travelling! In the app you get points for all your greener journeys to work, points that you can redeem to real-life awards. Or why not join one of the challenges? For example the one from GSOPlay, and you will have the chance to get free music downloads, win concert tickets and other prizes from the digital concert hall of Gothenburg Symphony.
Download the app from App Store or Google Play or find it on Facebook.
Please contact support if you have further questions.
An short tip from Guest blogger Jessica Gold, thanks a lot!
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, has for a long time been a very bicycle friendly city. Have a look at a New York Times report about how commuters take greener ways. Pedaling to work on their very own superhighway.
More than 20 of these superhighways in and around Copenhagen contribute to taking Danes on further steps on the right way.
Last Saturday, on Earth Hour, we had a lottery among the participants in our Earth Hour Challenge. As announced on facebook earlier this week the lucky winner was Maxim Nenkov. Maxim is a student, studying physics, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Maxim lives in student dorm close to city center and enjoy all aspects of student life. He also enjoy nature, photography, cars, going out on Friday night and quiet nights in his room and biking with friends at Delsjö and Botaniska when it’s warm enough.
- “I like the idea of the app and I like that Volvo supports the idea of sustainable commuting and that you can get points for that. ” says Maxim.
The prize he will get for his commuting improvements in the Earth Hour Challenge is a backpack from the Volvo Group, may be good for carrying all your physics literature…..Congrats again Maxim, hope you appreciate the prize. We will also send you a unique Commute Greener sticker, since you like to cover your bike with stickers! We will soon announce more winners, stay updated at facebook it may be you!
The Earth Hour Challenge is ongoing until April 2nd, so it’s still possible to join the challenge and have a chance to be a winner.
Download the free application from Apple Store for iPhones and Google Play for Androids or find it on facebook. On your Commute Greener profile, go to “Your challenges” in the upper right corner, click on the Earth Hour challenge and click the “Join” option. Now start commuting greener, receive points for your improvements and be a winner!
Do you know that it’s possible to join challenges in Commute Greener facebook app? A challenge is sponsored by a company or an organisation who want to reward you for your improvements to a greener everyday travelling. You get points for every improvement you make, points that you can redeem to nice prizes and offers from our sponsors. The WWF challenge is ongoing and this week we just re-started the global Volvo Group challenge and the local mat.se challenge.
Join the WWF challenge and you have the possibility to contribute to the organisations many initiative and actions against climate change. Be one of the first top ten in the Volvo Group challenge you can win prizes that make your daily commuting more comfortable. Or for you living in Gothenburg, Sweden, join the local mat.se challenge and get 100 SEK in discount when you by food from them. We will soon release new challenges, like us at Facebook and stay updated.
Tomorrow Thursday February 14th on Valentine’s Day, the Commute Greener team will meet daily commuters in Gothenburg to spread love for the city, nature and for our planet. You can find more information about the event here.
We would like to encourage commuters to change their habits to more environmental friendly ones and influence them to start using the Commute Greener Facebook app. An app designed to give you alternative ways of commuting, you receive benefits, and it allows you to connect, compare and share your progress with friends and family.
In the app you collect points and get rewarded each time you change your travel habits for more sustainable ones. Points can be redeemed into various offers and prizes from companies and organizations that Commute Greener collaborate with, these include but are not limited to mat.se, WWF and Volvo Group. Why not join a challenge and try it out – it’s easy quick and fun!
The application is free and can be downloaded from Apple Store for iPhones and Google play for Androids G. It’s also available on facebook Appcenter.
This morning we met commuters at Delsjömotet, a commuting parking place outside Gothenburg, wow such a morning! The overall idea was to encourage all these green commuters with carrots but it was also to promote the new Commute Greener facebook app. And such a positive response we got, success!
Janne was a very enthusiastic commuter we met and he said: “Oh yes, I’ve been commuting to work by bus for two years now and I think it’s great. I will absolutely download the app and see how it works”.
Also Klara, a green commuter (to the right) together with Maria from the Commute Greener team, was very happy to hear about Commute Greener and about the symbolic carrot we gave to all commuters.
We also met commuter Jonas this busy morning, who was very happy and positive to Commute Greener: “Oh yes, I think it’s a great idea and you can’t go wrong with trying to commute better. I drive to Delsjömotets and park my car here and then I continue my commuting to work by bus”.
Do you know that you get points every time you improve your commuting behaviour in the Comute Greener facebook app? Points that you can redeem to real life rewards as food discounts, back packs, and a lot of good-to-have-things when you commuting by bus or bike but you can also contribute to charity.
A modern Santa Claus does of course take an e-bike to gain green efficiency as it could be quite complicated to park reindeers in the city….
E-biking is a good way of green commuting, why not give it a try? Join the movement and you will get real life awards when you make improvements, for example; leaving your car for a day and changing to a more sustainable transportation mode. You can also join the ongoing Challenges, one global is now running by WWF and one local in Gothenburg, Sweden, by mat.se. Join and contribute to WWF’s important global mission or redeem your points to food!
You can find the “Commute Greener – smarter ways” app on facebook or on Google Play for Android devices (soon also available on AppStore, watch out…)
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (by the way, the app is also a perfect Christmas present to everyone you care about, and for free)
Do you care about your wallet? Do you care about your health? Do you care about the environment? Do you want to have fun with your friends and like challenges?? Then we have the solution for you! Watch this short video clip how-to Commute Greener and get going!
People use to say I am impulsive, sometimes it’s good but maybe not always…but today I took the opportunity to grab my bike when I recognize that it was such a wonderful winter day, clear, sunny, just a slight wind. I had no, absolutely no excuses to not ride my bike to work this morning! So after some struggling to find all equipment, again… also lights, since the days are getting shorter here in the north (at first I find three lights for the front and not any to the rear…. ). And I got rewarded immediately, such a great ride, wow!
And do you know more? The more I ride my bike the more turns I can do on my skis this winter, and that motivates me! And I also have a goal, in August 2013….. What motivates you? Do you have goals that motivate you to take the bike also during winter?? Get the app, make an improvement and post a comment on our Facebook page what’s motivating you and you may be the winner of a Commute Greener bicycle kit, useful during winter or just when it, dark, wet and cold…