EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE Supports the spirit of environmental efforts by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to improve the quality of life for everyone in the
Los Angeles basin. The SCAQMD as well as other agencies conduct
ongoing investigations into the causes and results of many kinds of
environmental pollution. One of the primary factors indicated in
their research is that over 50 percent of the air pollution problems
in our area are caused by automobiles, trucks, and other "mobile
sources." The single largest contributor to our air pollution
problem is people who drive vehicles alone to work during the
morning commute time. To show our commitment to the improved
welfare of the community, we have established a Commuter Program
to encourage all of our employees to utilize environmentally responsible
modes of transportation when commuting to our college.
The Commuter Program is based on promoting "Ridesharing,"
or any alternative to driving alone. This includes walking, bicycling,
carpooling and public transportation. These modes of transportation
reduce the amount of pollution in our environment. We ask all employees to participate in this effort to improve air quality.
To support and encourage alternate modes of transportation
we have instituted a number of incentives. Please review and consider
your alternatives to driving alone to the college.