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Canterbury DHB launches Clever Commuters

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posted by WM Admin on 2015-04-16 09:36:11.354

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Canterbury District Health Board is launching a campaign to encourage staff to make changes to how they get to and from work.

The Clever Commuters project has been developed in conjunction with the Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury to make it easier for CDHB staff to walk, bike, bus or carpool to and from work. It is being launched at the Hillmorton Campustomorrow (16 April), with a view to rolling it out to other campuses later in the year.

James Young, CDHB Sustainability Advisor, says changing how staff get to work, even just twice a week, will benefit staff, patients, the community, and the environment.

“Small changes by a lot of people can have a big impact,” James says.

“Biking, walking, bussing and carpooling can save money, free up parks for patients, and reduce air pollution.

“Walking and biking can help reduce cardiovascular disease and stress levels, can improve mental health, and makes us more productive. Bussing and carpooling are great ways to beat the stress caused by Canterbury’s bumpy roads, congestion and parking hassles.”

To read the full media release from Canterbury DHB, go to:  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1504/S00060/cdhb-launches-clever-commuters.htm