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Walk To School Week

posted Sep 27, 2012, 2:26 PM by Lee Drever   [ updated Sep 27, 2012, 2:44 PM ]

Walk, bike, scoot or skate. Whatever you do, participate!  

International Walk to School Week 
October 9th - 12th 

International Walk to School Day 
Wednesday Oct 10th 

International Walk to School Week gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking. Walkers from around the world walk to school together for various reasons — all hoping to create communities that are safe places to walk. 

The benefits of walking go far beyond the obvious health and environmental reasons. In this great Ted Talk, urban planner, Jennifer Keesmaat argues that the benefits of walking go far beyond burned calories and reduced emissions.