And for some, it's a way of life. From composting to electric cars, environmentally friendly household cleaners to living "off the grid" with solar power... the options for living day-to-day in an environmentally responsible way are endless.
We won't ask you to make any life altering changes just yet, but on "Green Get to ECU Day" it might be worth taking a few minutes to explore at least one option: ECU's own transit system, one of the top 10 largest passenger carrying fleets in North Carolina, transporting over 2.5 million riders annually. ECU Transit operates during the academic year, including both summer sessions, to serve both the main and medical campuses. It's fare free; all you need to ride is your 1 Card.
Even if ECU buses can't get you where you need to go, try Greenville Area Transit (GREAT). Discount passes are available at the Central Ticket Office inside Mendenhall Student Center.
"Green Get to ECU Day" is scheduled for the first in-session Tuesday of each month. Scheduled dates will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed.
If you live near a major student apartment complex, take a look at our 500-series routes: you might find one running closer to home than you thought. These routes typically run every 10-30 minutes during peak times with most being just a short walk from other residential areas.
Our 400-series routes serve several smaller areas situated along 10th Street, Greenville Boulevard near 10th Street and in neighborhoods near the Tar River. If this sounds like home to you, check out 401 Purple and 402 Brown.
If you still want to try riding with ECU Transit, chances are you've got what you need right there on your windshield. Your parking permit (except D) gives you access to our commuter park & ride route. 610 Minges Park & Ride makes three stops at the large commuter lots right off Charles Boulevard, by Minges Coliseum and by Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. 305 Gold serves additional limited commuter parking by the Carol Belk Building and intramural fields. Both of these routes run multiple shuttles just a few minutes apart; see individual schedules for details.
Finally, if you do much traveling between main campus and medical campus, you might find 302 Red to be a helpful route. Every 30 minutes this route serves the Health Sciences Building and Brody School of Medicine before returning to the Mendenhall / West End bus hub on main campus.
Still not sure? Hop on 304 Campus Shuttle for a quick tour of downtown and main campus. When the dogwoods are in bloom with the azaleas right around the corner, you can't help but be reminded of what a beautifully lush and green campus we are fortunate to have.