About Wakefield CAP

The working/draft mission of Wakefield Climate Action Project of Wakefield Massachusetts USA is to create and promote programs that address global climate and environmental issues. Our current projects include supporting a farmer's market in Wakefield (Farmer's Market), encouraging elementary students at Dolbeare and other schools to walk to school in the mornings (Walking School Bus), hosting educational forums at the library (Educational Forums), working to encourage expansion of town recycling efforts (Recycling), and NEW - initiating an Anti-Idling Campaign in Wakefield. You can get more information on these projects by clicking on the links on the right or on our Home Page http://www.wakefieldcap.org/

We are always looking for new members and good project ideas. If you are interested in joining us or have an idea for a project, email us at: info@wakefieldcap.org.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Walking School Bus

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What if there was a way to energize your day, get fit and combat childhood obesity, talk and connect with your child and neighbors, save money on gas, avoid traffic jams and help the environment—all at the same time?    The simple act of walking your child to school can accomplish that and more.  Many people remember a time when walking or biking to school was the norm rather than the exception.  Factors such as concern for safety and lack of time have caused a steady decline to a current low of about 10 percent.  

The innovative concept of a walking school bus addresses such issues.  A walking school bus is a group of children accompanied by one or more adults on the walk to or from school. The group may meet at one place and walk together or children may be “picked up” at their homes or at spots along the way.

Wakefield Climate Action Project (WCAP) Transportation Action Team will meet on Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm in the downstairs Lecture Hall of the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library to plan a pilot elementary level walking program, possibly at the Dolbeare beginning this fall.  Parents, caregivers and concerned citizens are welcome to attend.  Contact Sherri Carlson at sjcarlson21@verizon.net or (781) 246-2106 with any questions or if you cannot attend the meeting but would like to help.

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