Employers - Eco Awards

Spotlight Award Winners:

Leadership in Commuter Options

Bicycling: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Northeastern University
Transit: Biogen Idec
Carpool/Vanpool: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Leadership in Innovation

Cell Signaling Technology

Outstanding Property Manager

Adam Nagle
Boston Properties, Atlantic Wharf

Outstanding ETC

Don Alger
Allegro Microsystems, LLC

Rising Star

State Street Corporation

Pacesetter Award Winners:

A Better City
Advanced Micro Devices
American International College
Berkshire Community College
Boston College
Cabot Corporation
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority
Cisco Systems, Inc
City of Somerville
Clark University
Colliers International
Cooley Dickinson Healthcare
Cushman & Wakefield of MA, Inc.
Emmaus Inc.
Equity Office Properties, Rowes Wharf
Fitchburg State University
FLEXcon Company, Inc.
Forest City Commercial Management
Greenfield Community College
JetBlue Airways
John Hancock Financial, Seaport
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Marshalls, Woburn
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massasoit Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Nutter McClennen & Fish
Pelican Products
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Putnam Investments, Boston
Quinsigamond Community College
Reliant Medical Group
Smith College
Springfield Technical Community College
Superior Aircraft Services, Inc.
Taza Chocolate
The Bulfinch Companies, Inc., Boston
The Liberty Hotel
Universal Technical Institute
US Airways
VA Boston Healthcare System
Waters Corporation
Western New England University
Westfield, LLC.
Wheelock College

Leader Award Winners:

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC.
Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
Barnstable County/Cape Cod Commission
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
BNY Mellon, Everett
Boston Medical Center
Boston Properties, Andover
Boston Properties, Atlantic Wharf
Boston Properties, Route 128 Suburbs
Boston University Medical Campus
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
CB Richard Ellis
City of Salem
College of the Holy Cross
Cummings Properties, LLC.
Davis Marcus Partners
Eastern Research Group
EBSCO Publishing
Eisai Inc.
EMD Serono, Inc.
Emmanuel College
Foley Hoag LLP
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Hewlett Packard Company
HNTB Corporation
John Hancock Financial, Back Bay
Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc.
Juniper Networks
National Development
National Marine Fisheries Service
OneBeacon Insurance Group
P&G Andover
P&G Gillette
Pfizer Biotech, Andover
Philips North America
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Putnam Investments, Andover
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
Related Management
Simmons College
State Street Corporation
Teradyne, Inc.
The Hanover Insurance Group
Thomson Reuters
Tufts, Health Science Campus
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
United States Air Force
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Vecna Technologies, Inc.
Vicor Corporation

Pinnacle Award Winners:

AEW Capital Management
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., Cambridge
Biogen Idec
BioMed Realty
Bose Corporation
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
Boston Scientific
Boston University, Charles River Campus
CA Technologies
Cadmus Group, Inc.
Cell Signaling Technology
City of Cambridge
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Draper Laboratory
Eastern Bank
EPA New England
Framingham State University
Genzyme Corporation, a Sanofi Company
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University
Judge Baker Children's Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MassMutual Life Insurance Company
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Northeastern University
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Pfizer Biotech, Cambridge
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
Shire Pharmaceuticals
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co.
The Mathworks
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Massachusetts Medical School
U.S. Natick Soldier Systems
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards

ECO Awards Logo

The ECO Awards celebrate Massachusetts employers and their efforts to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging employees to utilize green transportation options. Employers like you make the difference by encouraging employees to travel to work by public transit, bicycling, walking or through the promotion of carpools and vanpools.

The 4th Annual ECO Awards will be held on March 26, 2014 at Fenway Park!

Congratulations to our 2013 ECO Awards Spotlight Winners:

Leadership in Commuter Options:

Recognition of an employer or institution for offering and promoting sustainable commuter options and incentives to employees/students that encourage the reduction of drive-alone travel through various green modes of transportation.
- Alternative Work Schedules, AstraZeneca
- Bicycle, Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
- Walk, City of Northampton
- Transit, EBSCO Publishing
- Carpool, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
- Vanpool, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Leadership in Innovation

Recognition of an employer or institution for the design and implementation of innovative commute options initiatives that positively influence employees and reduce drive-alone travel. Examples can range from creative marketing campaigns, to innovative technological solutions, or unique commute event promotions.
- City of Cambridge

Rising Star

Recognition of an employer or institution that has made significant progress promoting sustainable transportation options through resourceful actions such as employee outreach and education, commuter options and incentives, and innovative concepts and collaborative efforts.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

Excellence in Commuter Options
Leadership in Commuter Engagement: Outstanding ETC

Recognition of an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) at an employer or institution for the individual's efforts that support sustainable changes in transportation, encourage the use of commute options, and reduce drive-alone trips. Nominees will be nominated by the ECO Awards committee from all organizations submitting an ECO Awards application.
- Employer Transportation Coordinator, Holly from Foley Hoag LLP

Leadership in Commuter Engagement: Property Manager

Recognition of a Property Manager for the organization's use of resources and amenities to engage tenants and commuters in commute options, reducing drive-alone trips. Nominees will be nominated by the ECO Awards committee from all organizations submitting an ECO Awards application.
- Property Manager, Davis-Marcus Management

What are the ECO Awards?

The Massachusetts ECO Awards are a celebration of the exemplary contributions employers have made toward encouraging and supporting employees who use green, sustainable and healthy transportation options in the Commonwealth.

Who Is Invited?

The ECO Awards are open to any Massachusetts employer who is a MassRIDES Employer Partner and/or TMA Member Company, and who complete an annual questionnaire identifying the current sustainable commuter option programs their worksite offers to its employees.
Watch for your official invitation in late February.

What awards will be presented?

All businesses will be recognized in one of three award categories:
Pacesetter Award
Leadership Award
Pinnacle Award
Additional recognition is given through the Spotlight Awards, which are presented to employers whose efforts have resulted in outstanding sustainable commuter option accomplishments.
The annual Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards are brought to you by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation MassDOT, MassRIDES, the statewide travel options program, and MassCommute, the Massachusetts Coalition of Transportation Management Associations.

I have questions, who can I contact?

Becca Cyr

David Kucharsky