International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual celebration of active transportation taking place around the world every October. Hundreds of Ontario schools participate in IWALK each year, with many holding their events on IWALK Day – Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
Schools across Ontario can celebrate IWALK with special events on IWALK Day (the first Wednesday of October) or anytime throughout the month.
Use the promotional materials, resources, and activities below to help you celebrate IWALK in your community!
Take Me Outside Day helps to raise awareness about outdoor learning by encouraging teachers to take their students outside.
Take Me Outside is the non-profit organization behind Take Me Outside Day. They are committed to raising awareness and facilitating action on nature connection and outdoor learning in schools across Canada.
Take Me Outside Day 2021 had 9,000 educators and 400,000 students across Canada participate – a commitment to heading outside to help advocate for outdoor learning. If you’d like to get an idea of what is involved with Take Me Outside Day, you can check out the recap of last year here, including all the recordings from speakers, including Dr. Jane Goodall! The 2021 Impact Report is also available here.
Bike to School Week kicks off Bike Month on May 30th!
Communities that embrace active school travel help their kids lead healthier lifestyles and improve their school performance, while also reducing traffic and pollution and making school zones safer for vulnerable road users. Also, being able to bike to school with your friends is just plain fun!
Running May 30 to June 3, Bike to School Week invites students in Ontario to celebrate the joy and possibilities of riding a bike!
Schools in Ontario are encouraged to register for Bike to School Week using the online form. Registrants will receive resources and materials to help organize bike-friendly events in a school environment.
Submit your BINGO sheet using the submission form. Submissions with a partially completed BINGO sheet (4 activities in a line vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) will be entered to win a hard copy version of Ophea’s 50 Fitness Activity Cards! Submissions with a completed BINGO sheet (16 activities) will be entered to win a $200 e-gift card to the Outdoor Learning Store!
Imagine a community built for you, not around you.
Transportation is one of the leading contributors of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in Halton and around the world. Reducing the burning of fossil fuels for transport will help reduce the rate of climate change and the severity of the impacts of climate change. That’s where YOU come in.
Generation Green is hosting two webinars all about active transportation in our community!
December 9, 2021 Webinar: Sustainable Transportation in HDSB Special Guests Suzanne Burwell and Fred Thibeault
We want to transform our cities to be walkable, safe, accessible, and sustainable for everybody. Let’s do it together and build a community for local climate action! Complete a project to get 20 community involvement hours go to climatecollective.ca/generation-green-2022 to learn more!
Let’s drive climate action, not cars! Show our community why we’re Generation Green!