Hello! and welcome to the June 2014 Edition of the HASTe newsletter. If you're receiving this, you've either signed up for our newsletter or somebody we think wouldn't mind getting occasional updates about HASTe BC and the resources it offers. Thanks for taking a look! Rather not? Feel free to unsubscribe below.
HASTe is proud to be nominated for the Greenest City Leadership Award this year, which recognizes outstanding achievements made by organizations toward making Vancouver a greener, healthier, more diverse, accessible, and prosperous city. Read more about it here.
BC Ministry of Environment
shows us the money!
HASTe is grateful for the continued support from the BCMinistry of Environment who has contributed to our core funding for 2014. We look forward to building upon our success this year with the added financial support. Much appreciated! Read the official announcement here. And thank you to all those who wrote letters of support last year when we needed it!
Bike to School Week 2014
With over 80 schools signed up and thousands of kids riding their bikes to school last week (May 26-30), Bike to School Week is quickly becoming the most popular event of the year for schools, families and students. There's still time to submit your results and win prizes from Norco, Booster Juice, and Urban Racks! Wheely? Click here.
And a big high five to HUB who continues to support the growing number of kids and youth riding to school each year. Yes!
Oak Bay Workshop: Huge Success
Last month HASTe hosted a School Travel Planning (STP) workshop in Oak Bay, Victoria BC. Kudos to Councillor Michelle Kirby for bringing together a great group of people and advocating for active and safe school mobility.
This 3 hour workshop helped Oak Bay learn more about School Travel Planning, and how it can solve their school traffic congestion problems. If your municipality is interested in a free HASTe workshop, please get in touch.
Active & Healthy Kids Report Card 2014
Ouch! Sedentary behaviour and active travel rank lowest on this year's report. For the first time, Canada was compared against 14 countries around the world, some doing much better than we are. See what we can learn from New Zealand and read the full report here.
That's it for another edition. If you'd like more information and resources for bringing sustainable transportation ideas, education or action into your school, visit theHASTe Websiteor contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.347.7704