Dump the Pump
There are lots of different ways to Dump the Pump to save money, protect the environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and lessen traffic congestion. You can ride the bus, walk, bicycle or carpool. Don't have carpool partners? This website can help you find them.
Everyone* who records a green trip between National Dump the Pump Day (June 21) through July 31, 2012, will be sent a small reward and be entered into a prize drawing for a more valuable gift. Each eligible recorded trip increases your chance of winning additional great prizes listed below. Yes, you can win more than one!
Prize Drawing Gifts:
Bus Prize: A Targus Convertible Messenger/Backpack along with two Adult RTC RIDE 10-Ride Passes valued at approximately $109. The case converts from a backpack to a messenger bag and includes a zippered pocket to store the backpack straps when not in use. The water-resistant bag was designed to store Apple accessories but will work with other electronic devices up to a 15.4-inch screen.
Walking Prize: A Fitbit Ultra Activity Tracker valued at approximately $100. Beyond a pedometer, in addition to steps taken, it tracks calories burned and distance traveled. An altimeter also records steps climbed. The tracker is light and small enough to wear all day without anyone knowing. It can be tucked into a pocket or attached to an item of clothing. Worn at night in a wristband, it will track how long you sleep and how well you sleep (how many times and how long you wake up during the night). Your data uploads automatically whenever the tracker is within 15 feet of the base station plugged into a Mac or PC. http://www.fitbit.com/product.
Bicycling Prize: Two Mini Monkey Lights by Monkey Electric LLC valued at approximately $100. The waterproof lights strap to the spokes and display fun, full-color graphics on the spinning bike wheels. There are 20 themes with hundreds of color combinations. Since they are visible from all sides, they increase your safety and your cool, factor at the same time. Check them out at: http://www.monkeylectric.com/m210_bike_light/
Carpool Prize: iPod nano 8GB MP3 Player (6th generation - latest) valued at approximately $118. Key features include:
- 8GB internal flash memory stores up to 2,000 songs or up to 7,000 digital photos.
- Multi-touch display with larger icons.
- 16 new clock faces for a total of 18 faces, including fun Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
- FM radio tuner displays artist, song, or program, and features live pause with rewind or fast-forward functions.
Let's see how many people in the Truckee Meadows can Dump the Pump between June 21 and July 31!
* Click here to see the prize rules. (A copy is also available under Features and Tools Section at the bottom of My Page.)