The Commute Green New Hampshire Challenge: Reduce 50,000 Vehicle Miles

Commute Green New Hampshire is a statewide initiative designed to encourage individuals to consider green commuting options like walking, biking, carpooling and public transportation during the week of Monday, May 16—Friday, May 20. New Hampshire's eight regional planning commissions are working with citizens, businesses, local governments and organizations to promote the initiative, which coincides with National Bike-Walk to Work Day on Friday, May 20.

Alternative Transportation: For Personal Health, Savings and the Environment

We are fortunate to live in New Hampshire, a state with many beautiful features and a relatively low population density. The downside is fewer transit options and residents frequently needing to drive significant distances to get to work and other places.

As many as 70 percent of us drive to work alone. A person who carpools can save money and reduce their carbon footprint as well. By walking or bicycling to work or wherever we need to go, we receive health benefits from the exercise, save money and benefit the environment.

SAU #20 Acquires Cleaner School Buses with Federal Stimulus Program Funding

The 2009-10 school season recessed on an upbeat note for the Gorham, Randolph and Shelburne Cooperative School District (SAU #20) with the arrival and use of two new environmentally-friendly school buses. The district replaced two older buses with state-of-the-art model year 2010 buses—the first in New England that meet emission standards up to 25 times more stringent than the buses they replace.

Transportation: Are We Moving in the Right Direction?

Transportation affects all of our lives in myriad ways. Former Transportation Commissioner Carol Murray liked to refer to transportation as the “game board" upon which all other aspects of life are played. She made that observation because transportation affects our overall economy, our tourist industry and our education, recreation and health care systems. Without an ability to be mobile, our quality of life can diminish as our options to participate in events or to satisfy the basic needs of everyday life become limited.