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Walk-to-School Day – Friday April 24th

Posted by movenden on April 22, 2009

its-cool-to-walk-to-school-200The effort to get more families to walk, bike and carpool to school continues at all three Piedmont elementary schools with a Walk to School Day on Friday April 24. The Green Committees of the Wildwood, Beach and Havens Parents’ Clubs are encouraging everyone who can to leave their cars at home that day and join with their neighbors in getting to school by foot or other gas-conserving means.

On last October’s Walk to School Day, over 73% of Beach students arrived at school by foot, on scooter, by bike or by carpool. “We’re hoping to beat that record this week,” says Beach Green Committee Chair Margaret Ovenden, adding that changing how you commute to school can contribute significantly to reducing your family’s greenhouse gas emissions. “A lot of families have stuck with walking to school over the winter months, and spring is a great time for those who haven’t to get back to it.”

This Friday’s Walk to School Day will culminate a week of activities commemorating Earth Week, including a trash weigh-in and “Garbologist Recognition” at Havens, a “Water Conservation Carnival” at Wildwood, and a “School Garden Market” at Beach.

For more information, contact Katherine O’Connor (Havens) oconnorcrew@sbcglobal.net, Suzanne Lane (Wildwood) suzannelane63@gmail.com, or Margaret Ovenden (Beach) movenden@sbcglobal.net .

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International Walk to School Day – October 8th

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 26, 2008

International Walk (or bike) to School Day

Kick off a healthy academic year by joining your classmates in walking or biking to school. Last year more than 50 schools in Alameda County celebrated the joys of walking and biking to school. Highlights included City Council members from Berkeley and Oakland volunteering at local schools, children participating in “walking school buses” (by group-walking to school), parades of hundreds walking around the school neighborhoods, and police officers helping spread the word about pedestrian safety.

Take a break from the car and walk (or bike) to school on Wednesday, October 8th.

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