Ditch the Keys

May-Sept., 2018

Commit to cleaner air in central Arkansas by using alternate modes of transporation


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Ditch the Keys is an Ozone Action Days awareness-building campaign that encourages central Arkansas residents to protect air quality by using alternate modes of transportation and to reduce outdoor activities on high-ozone days. Ground-level ozone is the bad type of ozone that is created when pollutants such as vehicle exhaust, chemical solvents, and industrial emissions mix with sunlight.





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From May to September, leave the keys at home to reduce ground-level ozone. Your body will thank you. Your lungs will thank you. The environment definitely will thank you. Registered participants will be eligible to win prizes from local sponsors.

Signing up for Ditch the Keys not only helps the environment and your health, but also gets you access to great deals and discounts from our many partners dedicated to helping the cause. We are currently updating our schedule of events so please check back for more information.

Registered participants will be eligible to win prizes from local sponsors.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work = healthier you (i.e., stronger bones, less stress) + reduced emissions and pollution

Bike Rally for National Bike to Work Day at The Old State House Museum.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bike to Play Day

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Car-Free Sunday

Car Free = cutting back on one of the main contributors to air pollution in the U.S.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Carpool to School or Work Day

Carpool to School or Work = money saved + decreased carbon, gases and pollution

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Walk to School or Work Day

Walking to Work = improved mental and physical health + less CO2 in the environment

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Make A Difference Day

Small acts (walk to lunch, bike to gym, carpool with friends to the grocery store, etc.) = better health + reduced costs + improved air quality

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Telecommute to Work Day

Telecommute to Work = improved work-life balance + reduced carbon footprint

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ride Transit for Free Day, Sponsored by Rock Region METRO

Ride Public Transit = money saved + less stress + reduced levels of harmful ozone

All Week

Commit to small acts throughout the week (i.e., walk to lunch, bike to the gym, carpool with friends to the grocery store… be creative!)


  • Box Turtle
  • Domestic Domestic
  • ESSE Purse Museum
  • Flyway Brewing
  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse
  • The Pantry Crest
  • River City Coffee
  • The Root
  • Green Corner Store
  • South on Main
  • Boulevard Bread Co.
  • Community Bakery
  • Stone’s Throw Brewing
  • Arkansas Cycling & Fitness
  • Community Bicyclist
  • Angry Dave’s Bicycles
  • NLR Bicycles
  • Chainwheel
  • Bobby’s Bike Hike