Group kicks off effort to cut down pollution

August 4, 2009 10:23:33 AM PDT
Local leaders have dubbed August 'Commute Solutions month.' And they're hoping to get you to help in their effort to cut down on traffic congestion and pollution.The Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Greater Houston Partnership are kicking it off by announcing a new campaign where commuters pledge to make a change in the way they get around.

Drivers can log onto MySolutionIs.com and pledge to leave the car behind for August, but choose their own way of commuting, whether it be light rail, van pooling, bus, telecommuting, biking, or walking.

Right now, the Greater Houston Partnership is getting the word out, hoping for people will decide they will try it out.

"We are going to try to cover this area and challenge people to find their own solution, to reducing trips, using emissions and helping make our place a better place to live and work," said Jack Steele with the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

Some of those who make pledges could win a prize, ranging from a mini laptop to tickets to the University of Houston season opening football game.

You can learn more about the program on the MySolutionIs.com website

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