#BikeToWorkNJ – Come be a part of it!

#biketoworkNJ

Have you registered your ‪#‎biketoworkNJ‬ ride with KMM?

Everyone who registers not only helps add to our total miles in May,

but has the chance to win 2 tickets to the State Theatre!

Every Ride Counts!
 Register your ride with KMM.
Track your miles biked for each ride and KMM will
send you a survey so that we can tally our miles.
Together we can do it!

Bike to Work Week is an international event that encourages commuters to ride their bike to work at least once during the two weeks. The event ultimately raises awareness about the ease of using a bicycle for everyday transportation needs and the environmental and health benefits of doing so.

#biketoworkNJ

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If you find yourself in New Brunswick on May 20th between 11am and 2pm, join us at the #BiketoWorkNJ  event at Kilmer Park.  This free, fun-filled event will feature live music, a bike safety demo and safety information.  Brown bag your lunch or grab lunch from one of the dozen delicious eateries in downtown New Brunswick and lunch with us.

Healthy Air, Healthy Planet

Cloud 1 Earth Day

Air pollution doesn’t just heat up things.  It can lead to fluctuations in temperatures resulting in floods, droughts or extreme cold.  Climate change threatens natural habitats destroying plants, animals, fish, birds, insects and people.  Life as we know it will look very different if we don’t stop polluting the air.

Help make a difference.

Draw a bookmark illustrating our theme- Healthy Air, Healthy Planet.

Entries must be created by a 5th grader residing in Middlesex County to enter. For contest rules, please download the form below.  Winning bookmark will receive a $100 gift card from Magyar Bank.

Healthy Air Healthy Planet Entry Form 2015

Plug-in Electric Vehicles – Tell us what you think!

PlugIn2Did you know that acccording to the US Department of Energy, as of September 2014, 250,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) travel America’s roadways?  In fact, an eGallon, the cost to fuel a PEV is roughly 50% less than driving a gas powered car.  But, the financial rewards are only part of the picture.  PEVs contribute to energy security, economic growth, and environmental sustainability.

So tell us what you know?  Please take a moment to fill out this survey!

Your response is greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: www.animationoptions.com / Survey will close on 3.15.15 at 12pm.

 

 

 

The Winter Doldrums

kmm.orgDon’t let winter weigh you down.  Lift your family’s spirits with a brisk walk.  A walk around the corner, to a friend’s house, to the park, to the skating rink or sledding hill, or even to school in the sunshine and fresh cold air can put everyone in a better mood. Sound impossible? Here are some winter walking tips to put the spring in your step.

  • Be role model! If winter walking is normal to you, it’ll be normal to your children.
  • Being warm is not just about clothing.  Start out with a good breakfast and drink fluids to stay well-hydrated.
  • Dress appropriately. Bundle up in coats, hats, gloves, and scarves, of course. But also consider warm, waterproof boots (snow boots) and snow pants for snowy or very cold days.  Dress in layers.
  • Walking is more fun with friends! Recruit friends and neighbors to join you.
  •  Short winter days means dusk comes earlier.  Be visible.  Consider carrying a flashlight or clipping reflective tags to coats and backpacks.

Spring will be here before you know it, and April is New Jersey Walk and Bike to School Month. Now is a great time to bring in KMM for a school Walking Safety Assembly and to start planning a Spring Walk to School Day. Contact Safe Routes to School Coordinator Peter Bilton at (732) 745-3996 to find out more.