Go Car-Free and Be Care Free!

Carfree Day LogoSeptember 22nd marks the celebration of the holiday known as World CarFree Day!

Along with encouraging NWF staff participation, I wanted to spread the word that Carfree Day is the perfect day to ditch the car and find alternative transportation. And being “carfree” doesn’t have to stop after Sept. 22nd. Hopefully, it will make us realize there are many options for getting to work.

On World Carfree Day “people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighborhood blocks to remind the world that we don’t have to accept our car-dominated society.” – WCFD site

Carfree Day hopes to take the heat off the planet as we work together to curb our commuter pollution. We can do this if we work together, so grab a friend and travel “car-light” (*carpool) or carfree that day and see what it’s like to ditch the vehicle for other options.

Also, feel free to let us know if you have plans to celebrate Carfree Day! Any tips to cut back on commuting pollution? Share them with us!

Published: September 19, 2008