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Metropians Across Southwest Donating 250 trees in Celebration of Earth Month 2017

Metropians in El Paso are joining other Earth-conscious drivers in Austin and Tucson and donating dozens of trees in celebration of Earth Month 2017.

While Metropians typically redeem the points earned while avoiding congestion for rewards with local businesses like Eloise, Proper Printshop and Savage Goods, through the end of April those points can be used to donate trees which will be matched one-for-one by Metropia through its partnership with American Forests.

“Hundreds of El Pasoans are already using Metropia’s mobile app every day to save time on their commutes and reduce their CO2 emissions,” said Tania Chozet, Metropia’s El Paso Community Manager. “In the spirit of Earth Day, we’re asking Metropians to go even further and redeem some of their points for trees which help mitigate harmful CO2 emissions. For each tree you donate, we’ll donate one, too.”

Thanks to donations by Metropians in El Paso, Austin, and Tucson, 96 trees have been planted so far this month.

“We’re well on our way to meeting our goal of planting 250 trees, so we encourage all Metropians to donate some of their points toward this worthy cause between now and the end of the month,” Chozet said. “During Earth Month, we also encourage them to seek out other opportunities to lessen their carbon footprints and help make the world a better place.”

Many of those opportunities will be on display at the City of El Paso’s GRO 2017 event from 10 am to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, on the main promenade at the Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway Boulevard West.

GRO, which stands for Growth, Resilience and Opportunity, is a celebration of community and sustainability that seeks to increase awareness regarding sustainable community practices through education and outreach, with the goal of maximizing resilience and quality of life.

Metropia is proud to participate in GRO, and will be there handing out Metropia t-shirts and other goodies and educating the public about the benefits of using Metropia to plan ahead.

The free Metropia app is available for download in the App Store and via Google Play.

Metropia’s team of traffic engineers and regional experts monitor the latest traffic conditions and construction closures from their new offices at the Hub of Human Innovation in Downtown El Paso. Metropia collaborates with area transportation experts, regional planning agencies and community stakeholders to create meaningful change by serving as the only single-source platform to share data with our entire community.

Metropia officially launched in El Paso in October, following a nine month testing phase.  To date, thousands of El Paso’s commuters have saved nearly 3,000 hours of driving time. For more information, visit Metropia.com/ElPaso.

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