World Environment Day 5th June
Living Streets Aotearoa urge people to get back on their feet and reduce emissions. Walking, jogging or running are a great way to get around - especially where there are terrific shortcuts through parks, lovely views and good local shops and cafes.
"Urban design to make walkable cities is key for metro Councils", says Cr Celia Wade-Brown, President of Living Streets Aotearoa.
Celia and Lily Linton have created this prototype of a pou hikoi or walking pole to draw attention to walking all or part of a journey as a pleasant way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While helping the climate, walkers also enjoy better mental and physical health, can fuel up on anything from potatoes to kiwifruit, water crackers to croissants and still feel good!
See here for Walking Poles collage photo (152K JPEG file)
There will be twenty poles around Wellington to encourage more people to choose to walk more often. The painted poles will be decorated with shoes at strategic locations to remind people they can enjoy a lovely way to arrive at work in a good mood instead of fuming in a traffic jam!
The poles mark World Environment Day 2008 and are part of the Ministry for the Environment's Kick The Carbon Habit programme.
Contact Celia Wade-Brown 027 483 6691 or Lily Linton 04 385 8280
See attached files below for
- more photos (273K pdf file)
- Walking Pole poster (342K pdf file)
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