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 Calendar of Transport Related Environmental Events
   
 MARCH

Ride2School Day - 23rd


The Ride2School Program is designed to make riding, walking, skating and scooting the normal mode of transport for students across Australia. This same program can be adopted globally.

Website: http://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/ride2school/
   
 MAY

Walk Safely to School Day - 18th


Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.

Website: http://www.walk.com.au/WSTSD01/page.asp?pageid=260
   
 JUNE

World Environment Day - 5th


World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.

Website: http://www.unep.org/wed/about/
   
 SEPTEMBER

Walk To Work Day - 5th

Website: http://www.walk.com.au/wtw/page.asp

Description: Now in its 15th year, Bupa Walk to Work Day, on 5 September, is an annual event that helps employers and employees to build regular walking into their daily routine. Bupa sponsors it.

A regular walking habit can improve your heart health, help build stronger muscles and lower risk of some long-term health conditions. And it could even help improve our environment by reducing car dependency. This same program can be adopted globally.

World Car-Free Day - 22nd
Website: http://www.worldcarfree.net/wcfd/
Description: Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighborhood blocks to remind the world that we don't have to accept our car-dominated society.

But we do not want just one day of celebration and then a return to "normal" life. When people get out of their cars, they should stay out of their cars. It is up to us, it is up to our cities, and our governments to help create permanent change to benefit pedestrians, cyclists, and other people who do not drive cars.

Let World Car-free Day be a showcase for just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars…365 days a year.
As the climate heats up, World Car-free Day is the perfect time to take the heat off the planet, and put it on city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of to the automobile.


 
 
   
   
   
 
 
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