The UA offers easy, low cost ways to for Homecoming attendees to reduce carbon emissions associated with their lodging and travel to, within, and from Tucson related to UA Homecoming.
To reduce the impact of travel and accommodations, Project Pawprint focused on strategies that promote ride sharing, rental or use of hybrid vehicles, encourage bicycling to campus on game day, engaging local hotels in Wildcat Planet Project Pawprint goals, and conducting a survey of Homecoming football game ticket buyers.
Here is more information on how the UA is implementing these strategies
Promotion of ride sharing:
- Offer preferred parking to high occupancy vehicles. This will provide incentive for attendees to ride together.
- Coordinate with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to encourage ride sharing from UCLA to the UA by the UCLA fans attending the game. Sharing rides cuts down on emissions through less fossil fuel use and is cheaper for attendees by splitting the cost of travel.
Encourage alternative and efficient forms of transportation:
- Promote walking, biking, and riding the bus to campus
Engage hotels to align their impact reduction strategies with Wildcat Planet theme
- Cross-market Wildcat Planet green initiatives with hotel green initiatives to offset energy and water use
- Hotels share data about the number of patrons staying in hotels for Homecoming Weekend, average hotel water and energy use, and more to improve data accuracy.
Conduct a survey of Homecoming football game ticket buyers to learn more about their travel and accommodation plans and practices.
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