Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Sustainability is offering alternative transportation options through a new program, “Teal Transportation,” launching this fall semester.
“More sustainable transportation can reduce parking demands, promote healthy lifestyles and help create a cleaner environment,” says Jennifer Sellers, sustainability coordinator. “Alternative transportation is a creative way of thinking about how you get from one place to another.”
Teal Transportation brings together several transportation alternatives for students, including the campus shuttle, biking, Zipcar and a password-protected online ride board for students. Each of these provides students the option to travel without having to use their own car. Campus Recreation offers a free bicycle share program; the campus shuttle, which operates daily, includes trips to local stores; and Zipcar is a membership-based car-sharing program. The alternative transportation program has been promoted during all the Orientation events.
Teal Transportation is a collaborative project between the offices of Sustainability, Student Affairs, Safety and Transportation, Campus Recreation and Contractual & Business Services.
Earlier this year, Coastal Carolina University was named in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.” The school profiles in the guide feature essential information for applicants -- facts and stats on school demographics, admission, financial aid -- plus profiles on the schools' specific sustainability initiatives. A "Green Facts" sidebar reports on a wide range of topics, from the school's use of renewable energy sources, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies and career guidance for green jobs. The 215-page guide by the education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks, can be downloaded at princetonreview.com/green-guide.