Participate in Walk and Roll to School Days
((Scroll down for incentive items and downloadable materials to support your event!))
May 13-17: Way to Go! Week
The Vermont Safe Routes to School Resource Center partnered with Way to Go! Vermont to encourage more schools than ever to participate in the May 13-17 Way to Go! Commuter Challenge. The school with the greatest percentage increase of student who arrived by a 'green' form of transportation will be the crowned Carbon Cup Champion for the 2012/2013 school year!
Last year's winner is Moretown Elementary! During their Way to Go! celebration, 78% of their students chose to either walk, bike, scooter, skateboard, bus or carpool to school! By participating in Way to Go Week the number of clean commuters increased by 20.5% from an average school travel day. Compete for the 2012/2013 School Carbon Cup Award by registering here.
After registering your school, please utilize the following form to compete for the Carbon Cup Award:
Below are the participating schools. What to challenge another school to a friendly carbon throwdown?
Let us know and we'll make it official!
October 9, 2013: International Walk to School Day
International Walk to School Day is a global event where communities from over 40 countries walk and bike to school on a single day. Join families, schools and communities around the globe as they walk and bicycle to school in celebration of Walk to School Day every October. Learn more about the day, who is participating in your area, and register for this year's event at www.walkbiketoschool.org.
Forty-seven schools across Vermont participated in International Walk to School Day in 2012!!
Mark your calendars for Vermont's second annual Walk and Roll to School Day!! This year VT SRTS is partnering up with VTAHPERD and AARP to include walkers of all ages! Please help us keep up with all of the exciting activities across the state and gain access to incentive items by registering your school's event here: http://walkandrollvt2013.eventbrite.com/
Forty-five schools across Vermont participated in VT Intergenerational Walk to School Day in 2013!!
May 2014: National Bike School Day
The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.
Monthly Walk and Bike to School Themes
Take your program to the next level by holding monthly or weekly walk/bike to school days!
January: Polar Bear Walk/Bike
February: Healthy Heart Hike/Bike
March: Lucky Walk/Bike
April: Earth Day Walk/Bike
May: Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll to School Day/National Bike to School Day/Way to Go Challenge
June: Safety Day Walk/Bike ("Bling Yourself" award for best dressed/brightest/most visible)
September: Back to School Walk/Bike
October: International Walk to School Day
November: Turkey Trot
December: Snowman Stride
We have the following items available by request for our Partner schools.
- VT SRTS Backpack Blinkies
- VT SRTS "Walk and Roll" glow-in-the-dark armbands
- VT SRTS Reflective Vest
- VT SRTS Walk and Roll to School Day bookmarks (2013 student artist compilation)
- VT SRTS "I Walk and Roll to School" series
- Download and Print Reminder Stickers on Avery 5294
Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll to School Day Downloadable Materials
- Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll to School Day Event Flyer
- Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll to School Day Event Reminder Flyer
- Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll to School Day Participation Certificates
- Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll Pennant
- Pennant for Walking School Bus (8.5" x 11")
- Pennant for Walking School Bus (11" x 17")
- Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll to School Day Banner (11" x 17")
- Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll to School Day Banner (11" x 51")
Help us spread the word by hanging this flyer at your local library, market, or community gathering space: Vermont Walk and Roll to School Day Announcement Flyer
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