Event: Ditch the Keys Week

Ditch the Keys Week

Dates & Times

Fri, May 19, 2017 thru Fri, May 26, 2017


501 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Central Arkansas


Want to protect air quality in central Arkansas? Mark your calendars for Ditch the Keys Week, the official kickoff of Metroplan’s Ozone Action Days, from May 19-26. Throughout the week, residents will be encouraged to use alternate modes of transportation to help reduce harmful ground-level ozone. Participants who register at ditchthekeys.com will receive a digital coupon for discounts and freebies from local restaurants, shops and sponsors. Friday, May 19: Bike to Work Day Bike to Work = healthier you (i.e., stronger bones, less stress) + reduced emissions and pollution Saturday, May 20: Bike to Play Day Sunday, May 21: Car-Free Sunday Car Free = cutting back on one of the main contributors to air pollution in the U.S. Monday, May 22: Carpool to School or Work Day Carpool to School or Work = money saved + decreased carbon, gases and pollution Tuesday, May 23: Walk to School or Work Day Walking to Work = improved mental and physical health + less CO2 in the environment Wednesday, May 24: Make A Difference Day Small acts (walk to lunch, bike to gym, carpool with friends to the grocery store, etc.) = better health + reduced costs + improved air quality Thursday, May 25: Telecommute to Work Day Telecommute to Work = improved work-life balance + reduced carbon footprint Friday, May 26: Ride Transit for Free Day, Sponsored by Rock Region METRO Ride Public Transit = money saved + less stress + reduced levels of harmful ozone All Week Commit to small acts throughout the week—be creative!