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Date: Wed, May 31 & Thur, June 1, 2017
Place: Central Park
Start: 7:00 p.m.
Phone: 917-463-3954
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Teaming Up for a Greener Tomorrow

New York's Central Park was the scene of Corporate Challenge events in 2011 that saw a significant increase in the amount of collectible waste being recycled.

Teaming Up For A Greener Tomorrow is a collaboration of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Series with JPMorgan Chase's Office of Environmental Affairs. The end-goal is to have the Corporate Challenge be the "greenest" road race in the world while educating its participants on the value of best environmental practices.

At all 13 of our Corporate Challenge events in seven countries on five continents, we execute best green practices in the following focus areas:

  • Procurement: Insuring that all race day supplies (t-shirts, goody bags, runner bib numbers, cleaning materials, hospitality utensils) adhere to standards of the OEA.
  • Waste Management: Promoting proper recycling and trash removal at all events. Avoiding paper waste by insuring the vast majority of our communication with companies is done electronically.
  • Transportation: Encouraging all participants to travel to events via provided shuttle transportation, via public transportation or by foot.

The tactics are simple, yet meaningful. Our finisher t-shirts are printed with soy-based ink, for instance. Registration will be nearly 100-percent online. Shuttle transportation to the race site will be provided in many markets. Easily identifiable recycling receptacles will be evident throughout the race sites.

Here is a sampling of best practices from the 2011 Series year:

  • NEW YORK: 21.73 tons of waste was collected, with 75.7% successfully recycled, up from 62% in 2010. A system entitled "Single-Stream Recycling" was instituted, allowing for participants to place their waste in one bin, making recycling easier. Also, a compost/organics recycling area was established for the first time.
  • CHICAGO: The Corporate Challenge received a commendation from the General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District for successfully executing a "Green Event." The Park District was particularly praiseful of the paper-free environment on-site and that all race-day signage was made with recyclable plastic and re-used annually. Also, all race-day water bottles, cups, runner bib numbers and runner chip timing devices were recyclable.
  • SAN FRANCISCO: The event site was moved in 2010 from a beautiful, but remote location in Crissy Field, to an area of the Embarcadero that is easily accessible via BART, CalTrain and the downtown business district. Because of this, attendance in 2010-11 spiked up 61% from the 2009 race at Crissy Field with more than 75-percent of the total entrants indicating they took public or alternative transportation to the race site.

Please let us know if your company has a strong "green" approach and illustrates it in your Corporate Challenge participation. Email us at series-info@jpmorganchasecc.com. We would love to tell our worldwide audience your story.

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