SERIOUS MONDAY: BRING BACK FREE RANGE KIDS!

People all over Britain are being invited to take part in Change Your World week which happens at the end of this month.

And the organisers, Sustrans, are stressing that if we all take just one small step, we can play a part in making a BIG difference.

They reckon that if all of us cut out just one car journey per week, we could reduce overall traffic by an amazing 10 per cent.

And they are asking people to commit to doing just that during Change Your World week which takes place from June 30 until July 5. So, all you have to do is cancel ONE car journey that week and either car share, use public transport, walk or cycle to your destination instead!

Change Your World is asking adults if they remember being free-range when they were kids. Back then, children regularly played outside and got around under their own steam rather than being chauffered everywhere by parents. The organisers says kids today are missing out on all that fun – and fresh air – and they believe the high levels of traffic on our streets is partly to blame.

Sustrans are asking people to sign up to the campaign online and the website has posters and wallpapers that you can download to support the campaign. You can also send e-cards to friends and family asking them to support the event.

You can find out more here

Susan

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2 Responses to “SERIOUS MONDAY: BRING BACK FREE RANGE KIDS!”


  1. 1 Candace Cook June 16, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Yeehaw for Free Range Kids! My two boys enjoy a free range life and I love to hear more folks treating their kids to a life of fun and simplicity!

  2. 2 ethicalandgreen June 22, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Sounds like a great idea. People might even be happy when they get to work if there is less traffic or they haven’t had to drive themselves. Scientists do say that exercise releases endorphines as well. Cool!


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