Commit to cleaner air in central Arkansas by using alternate modes of transporation
Make a difference.
WALK • BIKE • TAKE A BUS
TELECOMMUTE • CARPOOL
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.
Take a Bus
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.
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
Ride the Bus
Carpool to School or Work = money saved + decreased carbon, gases and pollution. Or better still, work from home!
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
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!)
- Cathead’s Diner
- Recycle Bikes for Kids
- Rock Town River Outfitters
- Rock Region Metro
- More to Come!