Employer Program Education Series
You and your managers are invited to seminars and webinars to help you start or boost your commute alternative programs. These programs improve morale, retention, recruitment and productivity.
The Program Education Series is open to representatives from private, government or nonprofit organizations interested in taking action to reduce traffic and improve air quality. There is no cost to attend these events, but what you'll learn could be invaluable.
Schedule of Upcoming 2013 Seminars and Events
Plans are in the works to bring you new webinars tackling issues related to Georgia Commute Options. Stay tuned for more details soon on these upcoming webinars:
October 8, 2013 - POSTPONED
Active Commuting: Where Health and Wellness Fit into Commuter Travel Choices
Due to circumstances related to the ongoing federal government shutdown, the guest presenters from CDC are not available to participate in the October 8 webinar. For this reason, the webinar has been postponed indefinitely. Thanks for your interest in this topic, and please watch for updates from The Clean Air Campaign on when the webinar can be rescheduled.
In Case You Missed It
Fourth-Annual Georgia Telework Week: Telework Summits
A BIG thank you to those who supported the fourth-annual Georgia Telework Week, which took place August 19-23, 2013. Two telework summits were held, one at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce in Duluth and the other at the InterContinental Hotels Group Headquarters in the Perimeter area. Click here to check out the recaps.
Sharing the Big Picture on Transit in Metro Atlanta
A webinar presented by The Clean Air Campaign, Atlanta Regional Commission, GRTA, MARTA, Cobb Community Transit and Gwinnett County Transit
There are many transit operators in the metro Atlanta region, with service into and out of more places than you may realize. In addition, there are resources for last-mile connectivity, discounted fares, pre-tax benefits and support that make transit options more practical for more workplaces ... even those outside the city center. Held on June 18, this webinar featured representatives from the different regional and county providers, discussing how their their service area contributes to the total network and new developments they are working on. Plus, details on the "Dump the Pump" event taking place June 17-21 in the Atlanta region, as well as how the Commuter Choice program can leverage payroll tax savings.
The Air We Breathe: A Closer Look at Georgia's Air Quality Issues
A webinar presented by The Clean Air Campaign and American Lung Association in Georgia
Held on Thursday, May 2, 2013, this webinar explored air quality issues in Georgia, current trends affecting public health and ideas for improving air quality at work, in the community and on the go. American Lung Association in Georgia state director June Deen reviewed the latest findings for Georgia from the annual State of the Air report and discussed new developments for cleaner air while Clean Air Campaign executive director Tedra Cheatham discussed the role of commute options as a strategy to improve employee health and reduce air pollution.
Below are highlights from seminars held in 2012.
Wednesday, June 13: Best Practices
More than 1,600 employers and property managers across Georgia are finding success with commute options programs, which puts them in good company for less traffic and cleaner air. Attendees heard from Sonny Longo from Kimberly-Clark Corporation and John Plunkett with Cobb EMC, who have successfully implemented commute option programs into their workplace. The attendees were able to exchange ideas with their peers on how to build participation, get buy-in from upper management and make the most of their organization’s program offerings.
Wednesday, August 22: Georgia Telework Summit
Why do 85% of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for offer telework options to employees? Because like many smart businesses in Georgia, they have learned that telework is a savvy business strategy that can improve workforce productivity and morale while reducing facilities costs. Attendees at this summit learned first hand how Georgia employers have created successful telework programs that provide bottom line benefits.
- Introductions made by The Clean Air Campaign Executive Director, Tedra Cheatham, and Senior Consultant for Telework and Compressed Work Week Programs, Elham Shirazi
- Presentation made by Mac Peden, Sr. Vice President for ADP in Alpharetta
- Presentation made by Michelle Fox Higgins, Project Manager for ista North America in Alpharetta
- Presentation made by Angelica Newsome, HR Director for Assurant Speciality Property in Duluth
- Q&A Session moderated by The Clean Air Campaign's Telework Specialist, Erin Oxford Clark
Wednesday, November 7: 2012 PACE Awards
The annual event, hosted by The Clean Air Campaign in partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation and local transportation management association, celebrated the good news about traffic and air quality by recognizing outstanding commute options programs in place at Georgia employers, property managers and schools. You can read about all of the award winners here.