Do increasing fuel prices stress you out? Ever wish you could do something about it? Here’s your chance! Organizations around Fairbanks are competing with each other in the annual “Don’t be Fuelish” competition. The idea is to see which group of employees can save the most fuel traveling to and from work without driving alone in a motor vehicle. The organization with the best combination of saving fuel when ranked by a weighted average of total miles, miles per capita, and days per participating employee will receive the prestigious¬†Fuel Can Award. There will also be recognition of individual achievements for being less fuelish.

The competition will begin April 1 and end September 30. To save fuel for your organization you can car pool with a co-worker or neighbor, take the bus, bike, walk or run to work. you can even use a combination of these methods to get to work. All you need to do is keep track of the number of miles you save by using a fuel-efficient commute and record those miles on the handy Don’t be Fuelish Calendar, and at the end of each month report your non-fuelish ways on the supplied form. At the end of the competition, we will tally the results to determine which group has the least fuelish employees and wins the competition. Remember, any number of miles you save on your commute using the above mentioned methods helps your organization in pursuit of the prestigious¬†Fuel Can Award.

So join us in this effort to save fuel this summer. Any effort you put into this will help. It’s good for your health, it’s good for the air, and it’s good for your pocketbook!