|October is International Walk to School Month. During the month of October, elementary and middle school students and their families can help their schools win one of five $5,000 grants – simply by walking or bicycling to school. Parents are invited to sign up online for the Walk to School Challenge at www.facebook.com/greenworks, and log their families’ walking or bicycling trips on behalf of their school. The five schools with the highest level of participation will be eligible to win a $5,000 grant. Through this program, Green Works hopes to encourage people to use walking and bicycling to school as a simple way to spend more time outdoors and live a more natural lifestyle.|
Go here to sign-up for the challenge: www.facebook.com/greenworks
To enter into the BigTent member drawing, enter your group into the Green Works Walk to School Challenge above and write a comment to this blog post below. Make sure to include your school name.
Now start walking!
- The BigTent Team
|Walk to School Day|
|Walk to School Day has been celebrated since 1997 as a way to bring community leaders and children together to build awareness of the need for communities to be more walkable. The one-day event, which is coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, has grown to a month-long celebration that includes millions of participants worldwide. In 2009, students and parents from over 3,500 U.S. schools laced up their sneakers to walk or strapped on their bicycle helmets to pedal to school instead of riding in a car. Walk to School events are aimed at bringing forth permanent change to encourage a more walkable, bikeable America – one community at a time. For more information, visit www.walktoschool.org.|