Friday, April 4, 2014

April 22nd - Walk to Class Challenge Day!

Walk to Class Challenge Day will take place on the UC Santa Cruz campus on Tuesday, April 22nd to promote walking as a viable and sustainable transportation mode for cross-campus travel, to reduce UCSC’s carbon footprint and to improve individual health.

The Campus Sustainability Plan and Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus both contain visions and goals for a more sustainable campus. The transportation section of the CSP calls for 75% of cross-campus travel to be made by human-powered modes and to engage students in choosing more sustainable modes of transportation. The Blueprint calls for the creation of a Walk to Class Challenge Day.

Every student is welcome and encouraged to participate in the Walk to Class movement!

Registration begins Tuesday, April 1st. Students can sign up at

All participants will take a quick survey upon registration and the first 100 students to sign up will receive an event T-shirt and pedometer! Upon completion of the Challenge Day, all participants will take a brief post-event survey and be eligible to win a $50 VISA gift card.

Challenge yourself and challenge your friends to participate and try walking to class on this day -- Earth Day!

Interested in participating or volunteering? Contact Jessica Pearson at jrpearso [at] ucsc [dot] edu for more info.


Zav said...

Hi, I would like to get in touch with Jessica Pearson about the sign-up page for the Walk to Class challenge but her listed email address doesn't work. Is there another way to get in touch with her?

Melissa Ott said...

Hi Zav, thanks for your interest! The email address is formatted in the post so that spammers can't access it. Replace [at] with @ and [dot] with a period and remove the spaces. Let us know if you're still having trouble.