Electric vehicles are buzzing around the Clark campus with zero emissions and zero pollutants!
ITS has a service truck with a compartment in back to transport electronics and computer equipment. Facilities Management has a number of electric vehicles in service. Emergency Medical Services had an electric emergency vehicle collaboratively funded with a grant from Student Sustainability Fund, University Police and CUSC.
ECO Award Goes to Clark in 2012 – 2019
Clark is proud to be a ‘Leader’ in the Department of Transportation’s Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) state-wide ranking. The first award was presented in March 2013, due to our many sustainable transportation options for students and employees: shuttles, bike share, car share, van pool, rideshare, carpool parking, bus and train access. We have continued to be a leader in MA with these and other initiatives, although our emissions from transportation remain significant. Take advantage of going a greener way!
Clark’s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations First in Central Massachusetts
Two plug-in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations were installed in Dec. 2011 at Lasry BioScience and the Woodland St. parking lot. They were upgraded to new models in 2018. The EV charging stations were the first in Worcester and among the first west of Boston. Clark-based Institute for Energy and Sustainability helped get the ARRA award for the ‘Chargepoint America’ networked stations. Another EV charging station is located next the Sustainability Hub. Bring on the electric cars!
Clark Joins Bay State Commute, You Get Rewards for Greener Trips
MassDOT sponsors Bay State Commute, and Clark University is a member — so everyone with a Clark email is a member, too. BayState Commute provides a self-reporting online tool for every greener trip. If you carpool, walk, bike, car-share or use public transit to school, work, shopping, entertainment or even if you work from home you get points. Points add up and can be redeemed for goods and services. Help Clark achieve its Climate Action Plan goals by taking greener trips with Bay State Commute or other sustainable transportation choices.
ZipCars are here! Three ZipCars are available on Clark’s campus for anyone to use – short trips or longer trips, all you need is a valid drivers license to sign up for an account and you can take a ZipCar wherever you need to go! Sponsored by Student Leadership and Programming, visit Clark’s ZipCar car-share portal to learn more.
According to ZipCars recent annual report, ” In 2019, Clark’s Zipcar program reduced 464,000 lbs. CO2 from entering our precious air supply and reinforced the removal of 52 personally owned vehicles”. Impressive!
ZipCar use during COVID: Clark will still have 3 ZipCars available for users. ZipCar has issued a safety protocol that includes asking for personal responsibility but includes more cleaning by them, too: https://www.zipcar.com/covid19
It’s a bike-friendly campus! Bike racks are everywhere at Clark – including inside residence halls – and you are welcome to ride your bike all over campus, safely storing it at one of the many convenient bike racks!