Here's information provided by the Alameda County Transportation Commission:
Students in more than 60 schools across Alameda County will walk, bike, and carpool as much as possible for two weeks in March, competing in the "Pollution Solution Golden Sneaker Contest" as part of the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program. The two-week contest kicked off Monday, and encourages families to get active while reducing pollution. Families that live too far away to walk or bike to school can still join in the contest by parking several blocks away and walking to school together, taking the bus, or carpooling.
"This contest motivates families to start walking or biking to school in a fun, community building way," said Alameda CTC Chair Supervisor Scott Haggerty. "It supports our efforts to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, while promoting safe access to schools."
At the end of the two-week contest, the winning classroom in each school will receive the coveted Golden Sneaker trophy to celebrate the benefits of using active or shared transportation to get to and from school. The school with the greatest increase in green transportation modes during the contest will be honored by the Alameda County Transportation Commission at its March 28 Commission Meeting.
Is your school participating in the Pollution Solution Golden Sneaker Contest? If so, tell us how you plan to take on the challenge in the comment section below.