Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), the regional air quality and transportation planning agency, recently unveiled a new commuting tool: Gohio Commute. Users can calculate their transportation carbon footprint, discover potential savings, find carpool and bikepool buddies, link to vanpool options, create bike routes, find the best RTA trip and more.

Each year, Case Western Reserve University competes in NOACA’s Sustainable Cleveland Commuter Challenge. Last year, the university was awarded silver status—and this year you can help CWRU be more competitive: Each time a CWRU Gohio user tracks their daily commute during July, the university will get bonus points toward its Commuter Challenge application.

The CWRU Office for Sustainability is rewarding the four commuters who log the most trips with Mitchell’s gift cards or a solar charger. For each day a user tracks their commute between now and July 31 (up to two trips in one day), they will be given an entry into a raffle for one of three $30 Mitchell’s gift cards or a solar cell phone charger. Even if you are just driving yourself to work, logging your commute will help track the university’s carbon footprint, help accrue July bonus points and gain another entry into the raffle.

To get started, watch a Gohio tutorial and create a Gohio account using your CWRU email address.

Check the Gohio leaderboard for the July Commuter Challenge to see which Cuyahoga County organization is winning the challenge (scroll to the bottom to see the full list).

Learn more about greening your commute on the Office for Sustainability website at