SPOKES program award

The UVic SPOKES program has received a 2009 CRD EcoStar Award in the category of environmental innovation for its success in promoting the benefits of cycling, diverting waste from the landfill and providing skills. Since 2003, the program has distributed more than 1,000 bursaries—including a refurbished bike, bike lock and free commuter cycling courses—to UVic students, faculty and staff. The volunteer-run program is supported by the Bicycle User’s Committee, the UVic Sustainability Project, the Student Alumni Association, the UVic Students’ Society, the Graduate Students’ Society and the UVic Travel Choices Program. The EcoStar Awards recognize outstanding contributions by local businesses, groups and individuals to enhancing our environment. More »

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