The Universitat de València wins the university challenge of sustainable mobility
- Environmental, Health and Safety Services
- October 29th, 2019
The Universitat de València has become the most sustainable because of winning the Urban Mobility Challenge. After winning the 30 days by bike challenge, the Universitat de València has participated in the Urban Mobility Challenge campaign, and has achieved again the first place with a successful participation.
From 16 September 2019 to 16 October, the university community has taken part in the initiative that promotes the sustainable movements with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of the Universitat, by the promotion of more active and less polluting mobility. The project consists in accumulate the greatest number of cycles according to the type of chosen movement. It accumulated 2 cycles for each kilometre by bike, running or skating; 4 cycles for each kilometre by walking; 1 cycle for every 4 kilometre by shared car; and 1 cycle for every kilometre by public transport. An APP recorded the distance travelled, the number of cumulative cycles and the savings of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere.
Out of a total of fifteen participating universities, the Universitat de València has achieved first place in the ranking, with a total of 42, 114 km travelled by 368 members of the university community who have participated. The difference regarding the rest of universities has been remarkable, given that the university that occupies the second place is at a great distance, with a total of 11, 277 km completed.
Thanks to this campaign, the University of Valencia has stopped emitting almost ten tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, and shows the sensitivity of the university community for a more sustainable, non-polluting and healthy mobility.