Dates & Times
Fri, May 19, 2017
Fri, May 26, 2017
501 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
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
Commit to small acts throughout the week—be creative!