Chicago Businesses Battle for Greenest and Healthiest

Chicagoland companies compete for greenest and healthiest title

By Jenel Nels
|  Monday, May 10, 2010  |  Updated 7:31 AM CDT
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Hundreds of Chicago businesses will battle it out this June for the title of  "Greenest and Healthiest" in the land.

Nearly 263 businesses from around Chicagoland have signed up to participate in the  Active Transportation Alliance’s annual Bike to Work Week, from June 12-18.

Bike to Work gives companies an opportunity to go wheel to wheel in competition with other local businesses, schools and organizations throughout Chicago. Co-workers form teams to compete for the highest percentage of employees who bike to work in specific categories and divisions. For the ride to count, employees need to bike part of their commute, at least once during the week.

The winners receive the title of greenest and healthiest company in Chicagoland, as well as prizes from Bike to Work Week sponsors.

Chicago Public Schools, Baxter, the City of Chicago, the City of Elgin and Motorola are just a few of the 263 teams already signed up for this year’s event.

Last year, 322 organizations took part in the activity. 

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