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Fairbanks Fish Wildlife Field Office Gets Less “Fuelish”
Alaska Region, August 1, 2011
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From May through August annually, biologist Bob Henszey burns calories instead of fossil fuels to power his daily work commute.
From May through August annually, biologist Bob Henszey burns calories instead of fossil fuels to power his daily work commute. - Photo Credit: USFWS

Thanks to the leadership of Bob Henszey, biologist for the Conservation Planning and Assistance Branch, for the fourth year in a row, the Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office coordinated Service participation in the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s “Don’t Be Fuelish Contest”. Held May through August annually, the contest challenges employees of state and federal agencies, organizations, businesses, and the university to adopt less “fuelish” modes of transportation.

 

In 2011, 10 out of 31 Field Office employees saved 5,106 miles by biking, walking, teleworking, and carpooling to and from work. This effort helped place the Service 6th out of 10 organizations that participated. Bob set a great example by riding his bike over 1,100 miles! While we didn’t capture the traveling trophy, we did help the resources we’re paid to protect and saved some money, too. We also helped the US Fish and Wildlife Service become a community leader in Fairbanks in modeling a more sustainable lifestyle, which reduces our impact on the very things we seek to conserve.


Contact Info: Laurel Devaney, 907-456-0558, Laurel_devaney@fws.gov



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