SAHC Staff Win Award for ‘Striving Not to Drive’!

SAHC staff (L to R: Pauline Heyne, Hanni Muerdter, and Michelle Pugliese) receive the workplace challenge award at Asheville City Hall.

On Tuesday, August 13, SAHC was recognized at the regular Asheville City Council meeting for winning this year’s “Strive Not To Drive Workplace Challenge” in the category for organizations of 11-30 employees. In May, SAHC staff competed with staff from other organizations, making a pledge use a mode of transportation other than driving alone for a week.

Other award winners included: Southwings (up to 10 employees), REI Asheville (31-50 employees), Evergreen Community Charter School (51-250 employees) and Buncombe County (251+ employees). The Workplace Challenge award recipients each received original pieces of art to display in their offices for a year; they will have to compete again next year for the privilege of continuing to display the awards.

sahc_bikesilentauction.jpgThe organizations that participated in the Workplace Challenge this year included: Altamont Environmental, Inc.; Asheville Housing Authority; Buncombe County; Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy; City of Asheville; ERA Sunburst Realty; Equinox Environmental Consultation & Design, Inc; Evergreen Community Charter School; FLS Energy; Galaxy Digital; H1 Design Group; Land of Sky Regional Council; Liberty Bicycles; Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty; Motion Makers Bicycle Shop; Patti Moore, CPA, PA; REI; Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy; Sunny Point Cafe; and Western North Carolina Alliance.