Ditch the Keys

May-Sept., 2018

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

Cityscape

Make a difference.

WALK • BIKE • TAKE A BUS
TELECOMMUTE • CARPOOL

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What

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.

Walk

walking

Bike

bike

Take a Bus

take a bus

Telecommute

Telecommute

Carpool

carpool

When

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 prizes 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 partners.

Schedule

May

Bike to Work or School

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

Bike Rally on May 18 for National Bike to Work Day at The Old State House Museum.

Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 16

June

Ride the Bus

July

Telecommute/Carpool

Carpool to School or Work = money saved + decreased carbon, gases and pollution. Or better still, work from home!

August

Make a Difference

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

September

Walk to School or Work Day

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

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

Sponsors

  • Cathead’s Diner
  • Recycle Bikes for Kids
  • Rock Town River Outfitters
  • Rock Region Metro
  • More to Come!