May 29, 2015
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Green Light: C-U Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and the Champaign-Urbana community is in the midst of celebrating! There are several sponsored events throughout the month including seven opportunities to get this year’s t-shirt. This year, registrants who provide a donation to the Kickapoo Rail Trail will … Continue reading

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Green Light: MTD Employees Celebrate Boneyard Creek Community Day

This Saturday, April 18 is the 10th anniversary of Boneyard Creek Community Day. This event is an opportunity to help protect our local waterways through cleanup and public education activities. The Boneyard Creek is a tributary of the Saline Branch … Continue reading

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Green Light: Expanding Our Fenceline, Reducing Our Impact

The journey of MTD’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) began in 2011 and the Maintenance Facility was officially certified to the ISO 14001:2004 Standard two years later in 2013. Two years later, our ESMS is still going strong and we are … Continue reading

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Green Light: Illinois Green Office Challenge

This post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager/Sustainability Planner. MTD is always up for a challenge, especially an environmental one. That’s why MTD is participating in the Illinois Green Office Challenge, organized by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. … Continue reading

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Green Light: Saving Green in Winter Months

Cold weather is upon us, Chambana! There are seven weeks left of fall, but the heaters are already turned on. The cold months can be one of the most difficult times to save energy. Here are three ways MTD works to save … Continue reading

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Green Light: Going for Gold

This month’s Green Light was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager and Sustainability Planner. MTD became a founding signatory of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Sustainability Commitment in 2009. In August 2014, MTD extended this commitment by reaching … Continue reading

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Green Light: Solar Dashboard

This post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager and Sustainability Planner. The roof of MTD’s Maintenance Facility in Urbana is now home to more than one thousand solar panels. Installation of this 296.94 kilowatt photovoltaic system began in … Continue reading

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Green Light: Waste Audit

Setting a Baseline MTD’s Administration and Operations Facility in Urbana recently took a test. This facility, as it so aptly named, houses the departments at MTD that manage our operations and administrative needs. A majority of the District’s 325-plus employees work out … Continue reading

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Green Light: Environmental Compliance Audit

In September 2013, MTD’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) was certified by the ISO 14001:2004 standard. At the time of certification, MTD was the sixth transit agency in the country to achieve ISO 14001:2004 certification and the first in the … Continue reading

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Green Light: IGBA Certifies MTD

The Illinois Green Business Association (IGBA) presented the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) with its Green Business Certification at the MTD Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. MTD is the first public transit district in Illinois to … Continue reading

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