Thunder Bay residents asked to sign up for Commuter Challenge

EcoSuperior in Thunder Bay is making a last minute push to encourage people in the city to sign up for the Commuter Challenge, which starts on May 31.

EcoSuperior in Thunder Bay is making a last minute push to encourage people in the city to sign up for the Commuter Challenge, which starts on May 31.

The event encourages people to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions by walking, biking or carpooling for a week.

Some people come up with even more creative ways to get around. The coordinator of the challenge, Julia Prinselaar, cited the example of one man who hopes to paddle to work.

Julia Prinselaar is program coordinator for the commuter challege at EcoSuperior in Thunder Bay. (Supplied)

"So he's planning to portage his canoe down to the water, and then paddle along Lake Superior and them come up the mouth of the McIntyre River," she said.

"We're really excited to see how that pans out, " said Prinselaar.

Last year, 800 people in Thunder Bay signed up for the challenge, she said.

Participants can log their trips online as part of a friendly challenge between workplaces. You can sign up by visiting commuterchallenge.ca.

Do you think you're up for a challenge? What about the national Commuter Challenge? Julia Prinselaar is the co-ordinator. 5:43