The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recognizes, enhances and encourages green and sustainable programs in all facets of the transportation industry. IDOT’s mission is to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity, and demonstrate respect for our environment. IDOT understands that sustainability requires balancing overall societal benefits while considering what is economically sound and environmentally compatible.
"Ride with Green", IDOT's Statewide Alternative Transportation Challenge - will invite Illinoisans to reduce their carbon footprint one step at a time by selecting greener transportation options. This 2014 challenge will launch in April as it concludes with Earth Day (April 22). It will highlight the importance of reducing carbon emissions into the Earth's atmosphere by encouraging individuals to utilize greener transportation options such as walking, using public transportation, carpooling, car sharing services, riding a bike, rollerblading, and many others.