The Field Museum has a strong commitment to lowering our staff’s carbon footprint. The Field Museum encourages public transportation usage by offering a payroll deduction for tickets, as well as subsidized membership in the I-GO car sharing program.
The Museum also has an indoor, secured bicycle facility and showers for staff and volunteers, and was the first institution of its kind to develop a shared bikes program for staff. The Shared Bikes program went live in 2008, with the Museum providing five bicycles for staff to attend meetings off-site, run errands, or just get physical exercise. Many of the Museum’s 500+ staff commute to work by bicycle on a regular basis, and the Museum won the Active Transportation Alliance's Bicycle Commuter Challenge from 2006 - 2011.