The purpose of the Green Ribbon Commission’s You-Powered festivals are to provide a free community celebration to encourage walking and biking – transportation powered by YOU! Other communities have found that by encouraging residents to walk or bike to an event, participation in walking and biking is greater than simply encouraging walking and biking without a specific purpose. By getting people to walk and bike instead of driving cars, they will reduce their contribution of environment-harming greenhouse gas emissions. While the impact of only one day of less driving is relatively insignificant, the goal is to provide a positive experience to encourage further walking and biking beyond the event itself.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Leap for Green, Community Center at Mercer View
Saturday, June 5, 2010 10 am – 2pm
You-Powered South will provide a free community celebration to encourage walking and biking. The event will include fun community-building activities and opportunities to learn about environmentally-friendly practices. There will be electric bike demos, bike safety check ups, food, music and more. Bike, Walk, Run or Skate to the Party!! In the QFC South End Shopping Complex. Prizes and snacks will be available for anyone who leaves their car at home. Visit Pioneer Park (north across from QFC) for Trails Day and Letterboxing. LAKERIDGE STUDENTS bring your Healthy Ways to School Passport for extra credit.
A pdf version of the flier for the event can be found here. Please distribute!
Sunday, October 10, 2010 11am – 3pm
Mercer Island Farmer’s Market – Bike, Walk, Run or Skate to the Market The Mercer Island Farmers Market connects growers, consumers, and the Island business community to create a valuable, sustainable community asset. The benefits resonate beyond our local community by contributing to sustainability of our region’s agricultural production. Now help us add to those benefits by reducing your contribution of environment-harming greenhouse gas emissions. Join us for information on how to incorporate healthy transportation choices into your every day routines. COME You-Powered, BUY Healthy, LEAVE Happy.