Did You Know?

Half of school children walked or biked to school in 1969, but only 13 percent were doing it in 2009.

Loving our Earth on Earth Day

Earth Day is the perfect time to celebrate green and sustainable transportation.

Come by and visit Active Trans staff and volunteers at these events:

April 16
Earth Day Festival at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 18
Palos Park Bike Ride leaving from the Metra station at 123rd Street in Palos Park 10 a.m.

April 19
Thorn Creek Nature Preserve at 247 Monee Road, approximately .25 mile north of Stunkel Road, in Park Forest. Visit our Footprints coaches from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 22
Walking School Buses at Willow School, 1804 Willow Road, Homewood 7:30-8:15 a.m.
Park and Walk at Millenium School, 18211 Aberdeen, Homewood 8-8:40 a.m.
Good Neighbor Parade Nathan Hale, Lansing (part of Good Neighbor Week!)
4th Annual Earth Day Celebration, 77 W Wacker Dr., Chicago 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 25
North Lake Shore Earth Day 1050 W. Sheridan Road 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. (Active Trans' Jason Jenkins will be speaking from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Plum Creek Nature Center at 27064 S. Dutton Road in Beecher, Ill. Stop by and visit our Footprints coaches from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rally for MS Ride Piper's Alley, 301 W North Ave. in Chicago. 8-9:30am .

April 29
Park and Walk at James Hart School, 18220 Morgan, Homewood 7:05-7:45 a.m.
Bike trains at Churchill School, 1300 W. 190th St., Homewood 7:30-8:15 a.m.