Walk, Bike To School Day Coming

By on September 27, 2017

Join students, families, school leaders, community partners and mayors around the country to celebrate the benefits of walking and biking to school. Walk or bike to support healthier habits, a cleaner environment, and pedestrian and bicyclist safety in our community.

Verona will celebrate the occasion with a Poster Contest open to Public School Students Grade K through 12. All students’ artwork will be displayed at school. This year, the poster contest theme is: How can we stop climate change in Verona? Create a poster, write your name and grade on the back and bring it to school by October 4. You could win $50!

For example, swapping out your light bulbs would reduce CO2 emissions by less than 0.2 tons per year, but living car-free reduces your CO2 emissions by 3 tons per year! As a point of reference, the average American uses about 18 tons of CO2 per year, while the average person on the planet uses about 4 tons!

When walking or biking people get to appreciate things they don’t notice while driving. Learn safe walking and bicycling skills. Drivers, please watch for others using the road and slow down. The rules of the road, be kind to one another!

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Sponsored by the Verona Environmental Commission. For more information, please contact [email protected] or visit www.veronaec.org

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