October is International Walk to School Month. Ask your local school if they are participating in this great event. Why walk to school?
- Encourage physical activity by teaching children the skills to walk safely, how to identify safe routes to school, and the benefits of walking.
- Raise concern for and awareness of the environment, your neighborhood, and your health.
- Reduce traffic congestion, pollution, and speed near schools.
- Share time with your family, friends, and neighbors.
California's Walk to School Week is October 4-8, 2010 and Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Save the date, schedule the time, and walk your children to school on the 6th!