The Fresh Air Challenge has finished!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Fresh Air Challenge!
We are overjoyed with the commitment and success this year. We had 42 workplaces signed up, 430 participants, our top active and sustainable transport type is walking - logging nearly 4000 trips and we as a collective logged 8213 trips for the whole challenge.
Winners and morning teas will be announced next week.
The Challenge has ended
Workplaces have until the end of Tuesday 1st October to log trips for September. Schools have until the end of Week 1/Term 4 to complete logging. Workplace winners will be announced next week. School winners will be announced later in October. Thank you for participating. It's been such a success! Keep up the active and sustainable travel!
Last day of the Fresh Air Challenge
The Fresh Air Challenge is coming to an end and the leaderboards have shifted around, make sure you check to see where your workplace is at. There is still time to log trips, however you will have to brave the weather. You have until Tuesday to log your trips on the website. We will be auditing the rest of the week and final winners will be announced next week. The workplace challenge total is over 7400 active and sustainable trips!
The benefits of walking
It’s known that walking is good for health with so many benefits. It's an opportunity for you to enjoy nature, benefits from fresh air and light. It’s also a physical activity that fits easily into your agenda of the day. It's free and gives you time to yourself... why wouldnt you want to give it a go?!
This week - can you add walking to your active travel!?
Free bus travel this Friday 20th September
Great news everyone - it's WORLD CAR-FREE DAY this week and to celebrate, there will be FREE bus travel this Friday 20 September.
This includes New Plymouth Citylink services (except school buses), and the Hāwera-New Plymouth Connector, while once-weekly or twice-weekly Southlink services will be free all week so no one misses out. (excludes school students)
On your bike this weekend
Biking facts for some inspiration:
- Cycling three hours or 30 kilometres per week halves your risk of heart disease and strokes.
- A study of nearly 2,400 adults found that those who biked to work were fitter, leaner, less likely to be obese, and had better triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and insulin levels than those who didn’t active commute to work.
- Bicycle commuting burns an average of 540 calories per hour.
- Figures show the average person will lose 13 lbs (5.8 kilograms) in their first year of cycling to work.
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori we have a new word for you to use during this Fresh Air Challenge
Eketanga = the way by which you travel