>> Monday, June 21, 2010
Mondays are challengicious at The Conscious Shopper. This week's travel-related challenge is:
- Check Walk Score to find out the walkability of your neighborhood. Start small and scope out your surroundings.
- Walk whenever you're half a mile or less from your destination. Transit planners say that a quarter of a mile is the maximum distance most people are willing to walk, but I think we greenies could deal with a half a mile. The average person can walk that in 10 minutes.
- Walk whenever you're a mile or less from your destination. Figure out what destinations are a mile from your house and make it a point to walk instead of drive. If you don't live in a very walkable area, use the mile rule when you're out and about - park your car in a central location, and walk from point to point. Most people can walk a mile in about twenty minutes. Accounting for traffic in many cities, you may even be able to get there faster by walking! Plus, you'll get your daily exercise without having to pay for a gym membership.
Will you take the challenge?
You have hereby been challenged to go green in a year without going broke! Check out the last challenge, or view the whole list of Challengicious Mondays. Sign up for my RSS feed, follow me on Twitter, and join my "Go Green without Going Broke" group on Facebook!
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