College Earns Platinum Level Sustainability Award from GVF

GVF Assistant Director Maureen Farrell presents College President Dr. Karen A. Stout with the platinum Sustainability Award.

The Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF) presented Montgomery County Community College with a platnium-level Sustainability Award on Sept. 14 at the organization’s fall partner breakfast.

The bronze, silver, gold and platinum- level awards recognize GVF partners who demonstrate outstanding achievement in implementing programs that provide and promote commuting alternatives for their employees and community.

The College partners with GVF in the facilitation of its campus shuttle program, which reduces vehicle usage by up to 3,900 miles daily if the van operates each trip at full capacity. During the spring 2011 semester, the shuttle served 5,180 riders, reducing the College’s transportation carbon emissions by 20 metric tons.

This fall, the College also launched Zimride, a social media driven carpooling/ride-sharing software program that is available to students, faculty and staff. Additionally, the College provides hybrid and electric vehicles for use by its public safety officers and facilities/grounds crews.

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