Due to current public health concerns, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 June Statewide Challenge. In the meantime, we will be focusing our efforts in creating a bigger and better fall challenge for this October. Please check back for more information in the coming months. 

Join other businesses and employers from across the state in participating in CommuteSmart NH’s second annual Statewide Challenge! See which team will be the champions! Bike, walk, skateboard, telecommute, carpool, use transit, or any combination of these modes June 1-30, 2020! Compressed work weeks can now be logged as well! 

How To Join

To create a new team, you will need to contact admin@commutesmartnh.org. If your team has already been created and you just need to join the team, you will need to register on NH Rideshare. Once registered, you will be able to select your team under the Challenge Tab of the main menu. Alternatively, you may join your team or sign-up through any personalized email containing a registration link sent to you by your Team Captain.

Challenge Details

During the entire month of June, log any trip you make to work in a manner other than driving in a vehicle alone. The challenge permits various modes including walking, biking, transit, carpool, telecommuting (working at home), or any combination of these options. New this year, the Challenge also includes those who work compressed work weeks. All trips will be logged on the NH Rideshare software and participants will be required to create their own login (Don’t worry- it’s free!)

Form a team with your co-workers and compete with other teams around the state. Depending on the size of your employer, your team may be your department, unit, division, branch or the entire company. In fact, many may find it fun to create friendly competition between other departments or branches of a company.

Challenge Awards

Most sustainable trips. For this category, an award will be given to the team (in each size category) which has logged the most sustainable trips on a per capita basis. For fairness, participating teams are grouped into three size categories based on the total number of employees:

  • Small (2-19 employees)
  • Medium (20-99 employees)
  • Large (100+ employees)

Most social media buzz. This award will be given to the team with the most social media buzz. To be eligible, each social media post must include #SmartCommuteTheRoute and the team name. Points will be awarded based on the following system:

  • Three points for each original post, one point for retweet or Facebook “like”; one point for Twitter “favorite” or Facebook “Comment”, one point for Instagram like or repost.
  • One point for each social media platform used.
  • One point for each unique author.
  • Five points for each video.

Other fun prizes will be raffled off and given away throughout the Challenge! Follow CommuteSmart NH on social media to find out more!

General Challenge Resources

Team Captain Toolkit

2019 winners:

Most Sustainable Trips (small employer): S&W Sports
Most Sustainable Trips (medium employer): NHDES Air Division
Most Sustainable Trips (large employer): NHDES Water Division 
Most Social Media Buzz: S&W Sports

Overall, participants logged 2,212 trips totaling 29,800 miles, and saved 23,056 pounds of pollutants and $17,235. 

Photos: S&W Sports and NHDES Challenge Participants 

Participating Teams

Biederman’s Deli & Pub
Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission
City of Concord – Community Development
Concord Hospital
Dover Public Library
Goodale’s Bike Shop – Nashua
Hanover Co-op Food Stores
Lakes Region Planning Commission 
Mascoma Bank
McLean Communications
Monadnock Food Co-op
Nashua Regional Planning Commission
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Air Division 
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Commissioner’s Office
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Waste Management 
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services – Water Division
Rockingham Planning Commission
S&W Sports
Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission
Southwest Region Planning Commission
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
UNH Paul College
White Mountain Science, Inc. – Littleton