Way to Go Week Tries to Curb Carbon Pollution

Published 05/08 2014 05:38PM

Updated 05/08 2014 07:22PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - There are a lot of reasons to stop driving alone, but next week there's another for Vermonters.

"Way to Go week is a really fun challenge," Emily Boedecker, Executive Director at Local Motion, said. 

Boedecker says this is the 8th year of the event. People from businesses, communities, and schools form teams and compete for prizes. 

"See if there's a way that you can maybe ride the bus, carpool, ride a bike, or walk. So it's really encouraging people to step up to the challenge and figure out if there's a different transportation choice for them." 

The event aims to show people they can save money on gas, help the environment, and reduce traffic. Boedecker says with more people on the road it's important everyone remembers to share it.

"There's a responsibility on all of us that we ride safely, that we drive safely, that we obey all the traffic signals whether you're on four wheels or two wheels."   

The event officially starts Monday and runs through Friday.

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