Students throughout Alameda County are getting active and engaging in friendly competition by participating in the fourth annual “Pollution Solution Golden Sneaker Contest.” Approximately 70,000 students from 107 schools are walking, biking, carpooling, and taking transit to school.
This year marks the fourth annual Pollution Solution Golden Sneaker Contest, part of the Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) program, sponsored by Alameda CTC and funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Alameda CTC. The contest shows students and parents how easy it is to use green modes of transportation, while promoting healthy activities and teamwork.
The two-week contest (March 2-13 this year) promotes healthy kids and a healthy environment, building awareness of transportation alternatives to reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, as well as teamwork and school spirit. To win the coveted “Golden Sneaker” trophy, classrooms at each participating school compete to get the highest number of kids to walk, bike, carpool or take transit to school.
The school with the greatest increase of students using green modes of transportation during the contest will receive the “Platinum Sneaker” award and will be honored by the Alameda CTC at its March 26 Commission meeting.