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In our earlier posts today about the commuting list released by the San Diego Association of Governments, we didn’t mention the environmental benefits the program touts. And they’re worth noting.

According to SANDAG stats, the 36,000 commuters whose companies participate in the voluntary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program will reduce tailpipe emissions by 17,000 metric tons annually. SANDAG says that is equal to the growing more than 916,000 tree seedlings for 10 years.

And while we noted the big employers on the list, they’re not the only ones participating. Some smaller employers are worth noting too, so here’s the full list:

Becton, Dickinson and Co.; Biosite; California Bank & Trust; Catalyst Advancement LLC; the city of San Diego; Daniel Benson & Assoc.; Flexcar Southern California; Qualcomm; Remec Defense & Space Inc.; SAIC; SANDAG; the San Diego Air Pollution Control District; Sony Online Entertainment; TKG Consulting Engineers; University of California, San Diego; and Watkins Manufacturing.

So there you go. Information about the program is available here.

ROB DAVIS

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