Bay Area residents have been thinking about the environment since before the first passenger stepped aboard a BART train in 1972 and BART riders are still helping keep emissions down and keep our sky blue today. When you choose BART, you’re riding the lightest subway cars in the world, so they use less energy. You’re riding on trains that are 100% electric and get two-thirds of that power from clean hydro and renewable energy sources. When BART trains brake, 80% of braking energy is used to power other trains. Read more about BART's environmental credentials.
Vote for your favorite BART Blue Sky non-profit partner, win a $500 Clipper Card
There are so many great non-profit organizations doing important work in the Bay Area, now’s your chance to help them out. As part of BART’s Blue Sky Celebration, you can vote for your favorite BART Blue Sky non-profit partner here. The non-profits that get the most votes will win valuable exposure in front of BART’s 400,000+ daily weekday riders for their organizations, and YOU have a chance to win a $500 Clipper card just for voting. You can only vote one time, so make it count. You have until Sunday, May 12, 2013 to vote.
We’re all trying to do our part to keep our skies blue and our earth green. BART has partnered with some great local organizations during our BART Blue Sky Celebration this month who are working hard to make a difference here in the Bay Area. This contest features non-profits that are participating in our BART Blue Sky Festival, and are promoting some great initiatives that are making a difference locally.
You can vote for one of the following: Bay Area Green Tours, City CarShare, CUESA (Ferry Plaza Farmers Market), Earthjustice, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, Food Shift, Friends of the Urban Forest, Greenbelt Alliance, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Save the Bay and Sierra Club, SF Bay Chapter.
Check out the BART Blue Sky Festival
Join us for the third annual BART Blue Sky Festival, Friday, April 19, just in time for Earth Day!
Absolutely free from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. Get great environmental info and giveaways from dozens of eco-exhibitors, live music, carnival games with an eco-twist and more! Get a BART Blue Sky Passport at the festival, fill it with stamps from six festival exhibitors and redeem it for a free $6 BART ticket. The first 5,000 people who turn in a completed passport will get a free $6 BART ticket right at the festival! Take BART to Embarcadero Station and you're just a short stroll away.
Stamped passports will be entered in a drawing to win a folding bike. Official rules will be available at the festival.
An updated list of environmental partners attending the festival is available here.
This is an outdoor festival…rain cancels!