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Get There Green! 2023

Get There Green 2023 Poster

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September 17-24 #GTG23

View a PDF Version of this year's Get There Green! Poster

Sustainable Transportation

Get There Green (#GTG23) is a week to promote and celebrate more sustainable modes of transportation This year it is taking place on September 17 through 24 and coincides with Climate Week NYC. (link leaves DEC's website) During this week everyone is encouraged to join in a week of climate-action by using a more sustainable mode of transportation for as many trips as they can. These include:

  • walking;
  • biking;
  • taking public transit;
  • carpooling;
  • driving an electric vehicle, or;
  • anything else that isn't driving alone in a fossil fuel powered vehicle.

Reasons to Get There Green

Reasons to Get There Green
Get there green and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Transportation represents the largest source of New York State's greenhouse gas emissions and the largest part of most New Yorker's personal carbon footprint as well. This is why it is critically important that we all lower our emissions from transportation in order to meet our nation-leading economy-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of 40% of 1990 emission levels by 2030, 85% by 2050, and ultimately net-zero. Learn more about the impacts of climate change in New York.

Reasons to Participate

By using a more sustainable mode of transportation for your trips during Get There Green! you'll be joining thousands of fellow New Yorkers in not only directly improving our environment, but you may also discover that sustainable transportation is a great option for your trips.

Plus, you may discover that a more sustainable mode of transportation is both relaxing and enjoyable!


How to Participate (Yes, it really is this simple)

Take Your Trip(s)

Simply walk, bike, take public transit, carpool, drive an electric vehicle, or use another form of sustainable transportation (not driving alone in a fossil fuel-powered vehicle) for the trip(s).


While on your trip(s), and in a safe manner, take a selfie and post it to social media u sing #GTG23 to let everyone know about your awesome green trip!


There are many resources available to help you find a more sustainable way to commute. Here are just a few. (Links Leave DEC's website)

Google Maps

511 NY Transit Trip Planner

511NY Rideshare


Bike Share Systems-find a bike share system in your community

Electric Vehicles-learn more about driving electric vehicles

Local Public Transit-find your local public transit provider and view their routes/schedules

Public Transit

See Photos of Previous Participants

DEC Staff at a Get There Green Event
Get in Gear this Year and "Get There Green!"

View NYS DEC's Flickr albums for more photos: 2019, 2018, 2017

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