Fuel Conservation Program

 CARLESS DAY PROGRAM 

 DON’T BE CARELESS, GO CARLESS

Carless Day Program When are we Careless? It is when we are not conscious of the environmental impact we create while using our cars. However, we leave a smaller ecological footprint if we share our cars with others on our way to work and vice versa!

What is the Carless Day Program?

This a fuel conservation measure that encourages commuters to burn calories instead of fossil fuel, reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, and leave the car at home one day a week. The motorist will avail instead of the public transport (taxis, buses, LRT/MRT) or may rideshare during their carless day.

How do we benefit from the Carless Day Program?

Employer

Employee

Community

 

  • Reduces parking needs
  • Promotes greater productivity of the organization
 
  • Saves money on gas and carcare
  • Reduces wear on
  • personal vehicle
  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces commuting time hence more work time
  • Widens social contacts
  • Promotes better health and quality of life
 
  • Lessens traffic congestion
  • Results in better air quality
  • Reduces fuel use

Implementation Steps

1. Register the company/office on-line with the Department of Energy as a company-participant to the Carless Day Program.
  • Familiarize oneself with the DOE's vision and mechanics for the CarLess Program.
  • Access downloadable promotional materials regarding the program; color-coded ID cards, pins and stickers to members
  • Touch base with other company-participants.
2. Establish internal policies and guidelines to implement the company's Carless Day Program. 
  • Develop a promotion or social marketing strategy to encourage employees to join the Carless Day Club.
  • Conduct a registration for interested member/participant to the company's Carless Day Club.
      • Registration information to include : the participant's year and model of car and size of engine;
      • Schedule of participants going car-less;
      • Alternative transport to take on car-less day;
      • Average travel distance and time from residence to office using own vehicle; using alternative transport;
  • Organize carpooling/vanpooling, or company shuttle service, if possible

3. Identify a launch date for the start of implementation of the company's CarLess Program with the support of top management.

4. Coordinate regularly with the DOE for monitoring and program updates.

CAR POOLING PROGRAM
Car Pooling Program A carpool consists of three or more people that commute to work or other destinations in a private vehicle in which members work out their own arrangements on who drives and how often, schedules, and payments for gas and maintenance.

How do we benefit from carpooling?

Employer

Employee

Community

 

  • Reduces parking needs

  • Promotes greater productivity of the organization

 

  • Saves money on gas and carcare

  • Reduces wear on

  • personal vehicle

  • Reduces stress

  • Reduces commuting time hence more work time

  • Widens social contacts

  • Promotes better health and quality of life

 

  • Lessens traffic congestion

  • Results in better air quality

  • Reduces fuel use

 Implementation Steps

1. Register the company/office on-line with the Department of Energy as a company-participant to the Carpooling Day Program.

  • Familiarize oneself with the DOE's vision and mechanics for the Carpooling Program.

  • Access downloadable promotional materials regarding the program; color-coded ID cards, pins and stickers to members

  • Touch base with other company-participants.

2. Establish internal policies and guidelines to implement the company's Carpooling Program.

    • Establish policies such as the method for reimbursing expenses or sharing in driving alternately, norms, schedules.

    • Make carpooling service on purpose (i.e., commuting to and from work and not a shopping or errand service, unless such arrangement is available)

    • Establish a chain of communication especially on changes in schedules.

  • Develop a promotion or social marketing strategy to encourage employees to join the Carpooling Program.

  • Conduct a registration for interested member/participant to the company's Carpooling Program.

    • Registration information to include : the participant's year and model of car and size of engine;

    • Schedule of participants going car-less;

    • Alternative transport to take on car-less day;

    • Average travel distance and time from residence to office using own vehicle; using alternative transport;

  • Organize carpooling/vanpooling, or company shuttle service, if possible

  • Post a map showing employee location densities (use bulletin boards, web, e-groups, etc.)

3. Identify a launch date for the start of implementation of the company's Carpooling Program with the support of top management.

4. Coordinate regularly with the DOE with regards to the impact of the program.

PARK AND WAIT (ANTI-IDLING)
IDLING IS A BAD HABIT

park and wait  What is Park and Wait Program?

This program encourages motorists to commit to turn off their engines when stopped for more than 10 seconds. This also calls for the reduction in warming engines to 30 seconds and to turn off engines when parked or when gassing up.

How do we benefit from the Program?

Park and wait with engine off saves fuel and reduces emission of harmful gases to the air. It also minimizes engine wear.

Implementation Steps:

1. Register on-line with the Department of Energy. 
2. Access downloadable promotional materials from the DOE Webpage.
3. Use these materials to promote and implement the program in your organization.
4. Touch base with other program participants.
5. Coordinate regularly with DOE for monitoring and program updates.

PARK AND PICK PROGRAM :WE'LL QUEUE YOU!

 Park and Pick Park and Pick Program encourages vehicles, particularly taxis, to park only at designated places or sites. They shall not be allowed to just roam around commercial complex and mall areas to pick up passengers. Passengers on the other hand, should proceed only to designated places for their taxi ride.

How do we benefit from the Park and Pick Program?

This program promotes discipline among taxi drivers and passengers. It also provides an effective mechanism to identify the routes and areas solely intended for specific types of vehicle.

Implementation Steps

1. Mall and commercial complex owners/administrators to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Energy to implement and put into practice the Park & Pick Program.

2. Mall and commercial complex owners/administrators to regularly touch base with the DOE (via the EC Webpage) for updates.

PARK AND FLY PROGRAM :AIM HIGH FOR FUEL CONSERVATION PARK AND FLY PROGRAM

For domestic flight passengers with vehicles on a day or overnight trip, facilities are available at the airport where they can park and fly to and from their destination, and drive back home with their cars.

How do we benefit from the Park and Fly Program?

This helps control the influx of individuals accompanying the passengers to the airport terminal hence, lessens traffic congestion at the airport. The Filipino culture of "long" goodbyes and "salubongs" are done in a separate area to accord the passenger immediate access to the airport terminal.

Implementation Steps

1. Register on-line with the Department of Energy. 
2. Secure a sticker or pin from DOE . Post the sticker on the vehicle or wear a pin to show support to the Park and Fly Program.
3. Touch base with other participants.
4. Coordinate with DOE regularly for monitoring purposes and program updates.

PARK AND WALK PROGRAM :
I WALK AN EXTRA DISTANCE FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

 Walking instead of riding is another option to save on fuel and let the vehicle owner realize that walking a distance is a more healthful option that will result to less vehicle emission; promotion of a healthy disposition for the body; and for a healthy Mother Earth. A short distance walk is a better alternative than a heavy consumption of fuel for a short trip.

What is the Park and Walk Program

This program will start from Ayala Center, encouraging vehicle owners to park their vehicles in available parking spaces. While roaming around the commercial complex, instead of riding in their vehicles, owners are encouraged to walk an extra distance through bridgeways and walkpaths. Riding a certain distance within the vicinity of the commercial complex is a big NO! Not only does it create traffic congestion - it even consumes extra fuel and emits smoke.

Implementation Steps

1. Register on-line with the Department of Energy as a vehicle owner participant to the Park and Walk program.
2. Secure pin from DOE. Wear it as a sign of your support to the program. 
3. Touch base with other program participants.
4. Coordinate regularly with DOE for monitoring and program updates.

PARK AND RIDE :"DRIVE LESS, ARRIVE FRESH"
park and ride

Park and Ride offers transport option that encourages the use of public transport such as the MRT and LRT to help lessen traffic congestion at the same time provide seamless journey for the travelling public. Accessible or strategic sites will be provided near the stations of the MRT/ LRT for the vehicle owners to park their units and ride to and from their destinations using the identified transportation means.

How do we benefit from the Park and Ride Program?

Expected results of this option are elimination of traffic congestion and the promotion of fuel conservation or efficiency.

Implementation Steps

1. Register on-line with the Department of Energy. 
2. Secure a sticker or pin from DOE. Post the sticker on the vehicle or wear a pin to show support to the Park and Ride Program.
3. Touch base with other participants.
4. Coordinate regularly with the DOE for monitoring purposes and for program