The SANDAG iCommute Diamond Awards honor companies, organizations, schools, agencies, and individuals for their outstanding contributions to promoting and participating in alternative transportation choices in the San Diego region. Diamond Awards winners help people get to work or school without adding traffic to the region’s roads and freeways, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve mobility. This is accomplished by promoting alternatives to driving alone: vanpool, carpool, walk, bike, take transit, telework, try a compressed workweek schedule, or a combination of these. Some organizations also provide their employees with incentives, subsidies, or pre-tax deductions to support their participation in eligible programs.
Nominations for the 2014 Diamond Awards closed on February 18; winners will be notified and the results will be announced in March 2014. Winners will receive recognition at a SANDAG Board of Directors meeting and in a regional newspaper ad; mention in a press release, Region eNewsletter, and on the iCommute website; and a commemorative Diamond Awards trophy.
Diamond Awards has several categories for organizations, including multiple awards in some categories based on the number of employees. Individual awards recognize those who demonstrate a commitment to promoting sustainable transportation choices in their workplace, school, community, or through their own commuting practices. This year, we received 51 submissions, 27 for Organization Awards, and 24 for Individual Awards.
The 2014 Diamond Awards categories include:
Organization Awards: Program Excellence Best New Program All-Star Award Outstanding Educational Institution Agency Leadership Award
Individual Awards: Community Champion Award Workplace Champion Award Commuter of the Year
The SANDAG iCommute Diamond Awards has recognized outstanding commuter programs since 2002. View the list of previous winners. If you would like assistance setting up a commuter program at your company, organization, school, or agency, or if you would like more information, please call 511 and say ”iCommute” and an employer representative will assist you.
California Center for Sustainable Energy
"The iCommute tools help our employees demonstrate how they support our goal to reduce fossil fuel use through alternative transportation. This aligns with our overall mission to promote change for a clean energy future." Abigail Reyes, Director of HR, CCSE