Smarter Travel https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie Sustainable transport for Ireland's Workplaces and Campuses Fri, 20 Mar 2020 09:18:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Smarter Travel Campus Awards 2020 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/smarter-travel-campus-awards-2020/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:33:25 +0000 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/?p=13108 The Smarter Travel Campus Awards 2020 invites students to create entries relevant to their course discipline to encourage and enable walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a real life project that they …

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The Smarter Travel Campus Awards 2020 invites students to create entries relevant to their course discipline to encourage and enable walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a real life project that they can add to their graduate portfolio or CV, win an award, and have their work showcased at the Smarter Travel Campus Award Ceremony in the Lighthouse Cinema in April 2020. Lecturers who assign students projects to promote smarter travel are also invited to put themselves forward for an award to acknowledge their effort to bring smarter travel into the curriculum.

Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners. Student shortlisted as finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony where their entry will be showcased. Projects undertaken during semester 2 in 2019 that were not entered in the 2019 awards are eligible for entry. A press release and photos will be issued to national and local press following the ceremony. The new deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday the 3rd of April 2020.

The project categories below have been identified to link in with a variety of courses. The overall aim of these projects is to work towards encouraging people to choose smarter modes of transport, therefore reducing the number of people driving to campus alone. The target audience for all categories is staff and/or students on your campus. Individual and group entries (up to 4 people) will be accepted. If you are unsure which category to submit your entry into please email info@smartertravelcampus.ie for further guidance. Finalists will be invited to attend the national award ceremony at the Light House Cinema in April 2020 where their entry will be showcased.

The categories are:

  • Engineering & Innovation
  • Health & Sport
  • Marketing & Event Management
  • Multimedia

For more information see the Awards_Booklet_2020

Complete the entry form here

2020 Campus Award

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Marchathon Step Challenge 2020 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/marchathon-2020/ Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:00:12 +0000 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/?p=12757 Marchathon step challenge 2020 is the annual Smarter Travel Workplaces & Campus Walking Challenge that runs in March each year. The challenge is open to Workplaces & Campuses who are Partners of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme. There are lots …

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Marchathon step challenge 2020 is the annual Smarter Travel Workplaces & Campus Walking Challenge that runs in March each year. The challenge is open to Workplaces & Campuses who are Partners of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme. There are lots of prizes to be won and fun to be had, so why not get your organisation involved?!

The Marchathon Step Challenge 2020 will run from Monday the 2nd to Friday the 27th of March.

Workplace/Campus Registration: If your workplace or campus would like to take part please contact stepchallenge@nationaltransport.ie

The aim of the challenge is to encourage staff and students to walk more, in particular on their journey to work/campus and aiming to increase their steps throughout the challenge. Participants are asked to form a team, register online, dust off their step counter (or download an app) and get walking for the month of March.

For more information on the challenge visit http://www.marchathon.ie. If your organisation is signed up, you can participate by registering on https://activetravellogger.ie

Marchathon 2020

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Light up your Life Campaign https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/light-up-your-life-campaign-2019/ Fri, 01 Nov 2019 10:14:19 +0000 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/?p=13479 With the mornings and evenings getting darker as we head into the winter, it’s important to make sure that cyclists are always visible on their bikes, with front and rear bike lights, and wearing high visibility clothing. To coincide with …

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With the mornings and evenings getting darker as we head into the winter, it’s important to make sure that cyclists are always visible on their bikes, with front and rear bike lights, and wearing high visibility clothing.

To coincide with the clocks going back, the Smarter Travel Team is inviting our Partners to brighten things up with our annual ‘Light up your Life’ campaign.

Partners wishing to participate can download the campaign posters and social media images to promote the campaign within their workplace or campus.

For more information see here

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WALKTOBER – Step Challenge 2019 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/walktober-step-challenge-2019/ Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:09:33 +0000 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/?p=13103 Walktober Step Challenge is the annual Smarter Travel Workplaces & Campus Walking Challenge that runs in October each year. This year it is open to Workplaces & Third Level Campuses who are Partners of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme. There …

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Walktober Step Challenge is the annual Smarter Travel Workplaces & Campus Walking Challenge that runs in October each year. This year it is open to Workplaces & Third Level Campuses who are Partners of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme. There are lots of prizes to be won and fun to be had, so why not get your organisation involved?!

The 2019 Challenge will run from Tuesday the 1st to Thursday the 31th of October.

Workplace/Campus Registration: If your workplace or campus would like to take part please send an email to stepchallenge@nationaltransport.ie

For more information on the challenge visit this site

Walktober

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Commuter Challenge 2018 – Reboot Your Commute! https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/commuter-challenge-2018-reboot-your-commute/ Wed, 08 Aug 2018 10:07:18 +0000 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/?p=12389 From Monday 1st October to Sunday 11th November we are challenging staff and students from partners of the Smarter Travel Workplaces and Campus programmes to ‘Reboot Their Commute’ and take part in our inaugural Commuter Challenge. Participants are encouraged to choose …

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From Monday 1st October to Sunday 11th November we are challenging staff and students from partners of the Smarter Travel Workplaces and Campus programmes to ‘Reboot Their Commute’ and take part in our inaugural Commuter Challenge. Participants are encouraged to choose healthier and smarter modes of transport for their commute to and from work, and be in with a chance to win some great prizes along the way!

Whether you want to get fitter, save time and money, or simply have more fun on your commute, the Commuter Challenge will help to #RebootYourCommute! Choose from walking, running, cycling, public transport or carpooling, or mix it up throughout the challenge to see what works best for you.

Do you want to train for a triathlon or 5k run? Read a good book or listen to your favourite podcast instead of sitting in traffic? Or just share a coffee and chat with your colleagues while carpooling? All while being in with a chance to win some great prizes? If so, then the Commuter Challenge is for you!

What are you waiting for? Get your team signed up now and start winning! Click here  for further details on how to register and take part.

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Student Multimedia Awards 2018 take place 11th April in Bell Table, Limerick https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/student-multimedia-awards-2018-take-place-11th-april-in-bell-table-limerick/ Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:51:48 +0000 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/?p=12224 The 2018 Multimedia Awards entry deadline has passed with a record number of entries. Now in its fourth year, this year’s entries included representation from ten third level institutions across all four provinces.  Entries are restricted to students whose third …

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The 2018 Multimedia Awards entry deadline has passed with a record number of entries. Now in its fourth year, this year’s entries included representation from ten third level institutions across all four provinces.  Entries are restricted to students whose third level institution is a partner of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme. 

Categories include Audio, Video & Animation, Graphic & Installation Art. 

This year’s judges are: Matt McGrath, BBC World Environment Correspondent; Dylan Cotter Executive Creative Director, Irish International; Pat Kingsley Managing Director at Neworld Associates & Deborah Doherty, Director Windmill Lane.   Winners of the awards will be announced at an event in The Bell Table, Limerick on the 11th of April.  All entries will be showcased on the day.   ​

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More than 1,800 sign up for Marchathon 2018 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/more-than-1800-sign-up-for-marchathon-2018/ Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:36:39 +0000 https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/?p=12222 Smarter Travel Campus’ annual student and staff walking challenge, Marchathon is taking place from the 26th February to 23rd March 2018. Participants from twenty 3rd level campuses across Ireland are aiming to reach 10,000 steps a day. Along with the …

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Smarter Travel Campus’ annual student and staff walking challenge, Marchathon is taking place from the 26th February to 23rd March 2018. Participants from twenty 3rd level campuses across Ireland are aiming to reach 10,000 steps a day. Along with the added health and well-being benefits, the Challenge gets participants creative juices flowing, with team photo and writing competitions throughout. www.marchathon.ie

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