Sugarbush Management to Launch Employee Commuter Challenge

12/05/2017

Warren, VT (December 5, 2017) – Sugarbush Resort is launching a new employee wellness program encouraging employees to reduce carbon emissions. The “Bus To Move: Be Better on the Bus Commuter Challenge” asks employees to walk, carpool or take Green Mountain Transit’s Mad River Valley free bus service to commute to work and record the miles (and carbon) saved by not driving. Monthly challenge sheets may be turned in for prizes, with the department boasting the best participation numbers winning a private party on the bus.

Sugarbush plans to launch the program this Saturday morning, December 9th, with management riding the 7:00 AM bus together to work in the morning.

In addition to the commuter challenge, the resort is also launching the “Walk to the North Pole Challenge”, encouraging employees to get moving and get healthy at work. Employees have been issued pedometers to keep track of their steps on the job, working towards a combined goal of completing the 77 million step journey from Warren, VT to the North Pole.

Both of these new programs were launched by the resort’s Safety Environment Wellness (SEW) Committee, which has created a number of beneficial programs to keep employees healthy and active over the last several years. In collaboration with various resort departments, the SEW Committee has introduced an employee hydration program, a healthy meal programs, and an employee fitness program. The Committee has won three Governor’s Awards for the good work it is doing.

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