Team Initiatives 

Greenride Regional Bikeshare | Spring 2018

Eco-Reps led a campaign in collaboration with UVM Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) and UVM Bikes to promote Greenride Bikeshare. The mission of Greenride is to strengthen our connection to where we live, work, and play by offering a reliable, accessible, and affordable bikeshare program to Chittenden County. The goal of this campaign was to make the UVM community aware of the Bikeshare program, answer FAQs, and register those who wanted to join. Greenride Bikeshare offers over 100 bikes (including 25 electric-assist bikes!) with hubs spread out over 17 locations in Burlington, Winooski, and South Burlington. 5 of these hubs are on UVM's campus.

On each campus, Eco-Reps tabled with the City Market smoothie bikes, which have proven very effective in engaging students. As they participated in the smoothie bike activity, Eco-Reps dissemination information about the Greenride Bikeshare. Eco-Reps were able to promote the bikeshare by giving out Bike Benefits stickers and free helmets from the Bike Education Center to those who registered for Greenride Bikeshare. 

Lastly, Eco-Reps partnered with UVM Bikes to lead a UVM Bike Parade from campus down to the Greenride Launch Party on Wednesday, April 18. 

Sustainable Transportation at UVM Quiz | Spring 2018 

Eco-Reps created a quick, fun Buzzfeed quiz for UVM students. The quiz determines the best way for them to get to their desired location. 

Take the quiz!

Fix-It Fridays | Fall 2016 

The campus-wide event series, called Fix-It Fridays, allowed UVM community members to engage with Eco-Reps who were tabling to communicate these transportation options. Eco-Reps collaborated with UVM Bikes, who tabled with us each week throughout the campaign to help students fix their gear and get to riding their bikes!

 

Passion Projects

Bicycle Tire Pumps in the Reshalls | Spring 2018 | Lucy McGrew '20

Lucy worked with the Inter-Residence Association (IRA) to obtain bike pumps for all of the reshalls. These bike pumps, purchased from Outdoor Gear Exchange, are now permanently availab for check-out at each reshall's front desk. Lucy's main impetus for this project was the desire to make fixing flate tires accessible to all students.