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Local Workforce Does Its Part to Cut Back on Carbon Emissions

(Gillette, Wyo.) Yesterday was National Bike to Work Day, and the employees of Gillette's branch of ICF International completed their ride to the office for the third year in a row. ICF International has been participating in Bike to Work Day for the 12 years. Over 300 ICF employees participated in Ride to Work this year. "As an office we like to join in on company-wide events," said wildlife biologist Stephanie Kane. "Biking to work saves about 1 pound of CO2 for every mile not driven. In a place like Gillette, where commutes are generally pretty short, it may not seem like a big deal. But when hundreds of people don't drive those 10 or more miles to work each day, it really makes a difference in terms of carbon emmisions." The company encourages friendly competition between their local offices, in order to consider the impact they have on the environment. The Gillette group was defending their title of the highest participation rate for an office of their size. *Photo h/t ICF Jones & Stokes // Pitchengine Communities* #county17 #news