EveryMetreCounts.ca was created with the goal of helping to promote active and sustainable school travel initiatives to students and community members across Halton Region.
The team behind EveryMetreCounts.ca is made up of representatives from the Halton District School Board, the Halton Catholic District School Board, Halton Student Transportation Services, the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. This diverse group is called the Halton Active & Sustainable School Travel (ASST) Group.
The ASST Group partners with various other organizations across Halton and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to encourage families to walk and roll to school.
What is Active School Travel?
Active School Travel is the act of travelling to school in a way that has the effect of increasing a student’s daily physical activity, while at the same time reducing vehicle emissions, i.e. riding your bike. Active School Travel can also include taking the bus or other car-pooling scenarios if you live in a rural area or if you have mobility issues.
EveryMetreCounts.ca was created to support every family that wants to take steps towards making active travel to school a part of their life. Even small changes to your daily routine can have incredibly positive effects on your health and the environment around you.
- Walking to school every other day
- Walking to the bus stop
- Parking further away from the school and walking the rest of the way
- Biking to school every day
- Using a mobility device
- Car-pooling with friends