October is International Walk to School Month

Celebrating the benefits of putting one foot in front of the other, the entire month of October has been designated International Walk to School Month. Millions of schoolchildren from 40 countries will participate in the walk that encourages students, teachers, parents and communities to get some fresh air and exercise on the way to and from school each day. Different countries celebrate the event on different days or weeks (today, October 4, is Walk to School Day in the US) but this year is the first time that International Walk to School activities have been officially expanded to cover the entire month. We don't need to explain the numerous benefits of a program like this, like promoting walkable communities, raising environmental awareness and lowering emissions, do we? Didn't think so, and remember, just because you aren't enrolled in school doesn't mean you can't climb out from behind the wheel and hoof it this month. More info on what's happening in your community can be found here. ::International Walk to School

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