Read Full Story Harvard’s sustainable transportation program, specifically its transit subsidy for employees, was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation with an Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) award.The ECO awards recognize businesses across the state who promote active, healthy, and sustainable commuting options with innovative programs and resources. More than 7,200 employees take advantage of a 50 percent subsidy for MBTA monthly passes, and 42 percent of employees commuting to the Cambridge/Allston campus travel via public transit.“The Massachusetts employers recognized today are helping the Commonwealth by encouraging more environmentally friendly commuting options that will enhance our communities by providing a healthier and cleaner environment,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “Within the past calendar year, Massachusetts employers saw an increase of over 7,000 commuters participating in commuter options programs, resulting in a reduction of over 11,000 tons of emissions from entering our air.”Beyond transit benefits, Harvard’s CommuterChoice Program encourage employees to commute by bike, walk, or carpool in order to reduce the University’s environmental footprint. In 2014, Harvard was named a Gold level Bicycle Friendly University, in part due to its support for the Hubway regional bike share system. Commuter Choice provides benefits to the Cambridge/Allston and MASCO provide Harvard Longwood employees with benefits and programs that encourage transit use, bicycling, walking and carpooling.
Additionally, the Chief Hiking Officer must be able to post “lots of great content” during their hike. “The only real ask of our CHO other than hiking is to send us some content that we can share with our followers to cheer you on as you go! Know how to work a camera? Great. Know how to work a camera and get a bunch of likes? Even better,” the brewery says on their website. Applicants must be experienced hikers and live in DC, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia. Applicants must also be 21 years or older. View from the boulder-covered summit of Blackrock in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Photo from Getty Images Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Lexington, VA is sponsoring one lucky person to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2021. This spring, the company is accepting applications for their 2021 Chief Hiking Officer. The Chief Hiking Officer will be outfitted with gear, flown to the trailhead, and thrown some “big ol’ beer parties” along the way. They’ll also receive a $20k stipend. How do you know if you’re qualified? “You’ve gotta love hiking and beer. We mean really love it. We’re talking 2,200 miles, camping under the stars, pack-in-pack-out for 5-7 months love it.” The company says on their website. Do you love hiking and beer? Then oh boy do we have a job for you. A video entry is required to apply. Submit a 60-second video that explains why you’re the best fit for the Chief Hiking Officer position—and then start training!