Here’s your chance to get to work while improving your cardiovascular system- and the community’s respiratory health!  Organizations around Fairbanks are competing with each other in the annual “Don’t be Fuelish” competition. 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.

The competition began today (April 5) though people can log back to  April 1 through September 30.  To save fuel for your workplace, 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. To determine the winner of the competition, we will tally the results to determine which group has the least fuelish employees. 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, keep the air cleaner, and keep you fit. Any effort you put into this will help. Keep in touch at