Liberals Pushing Children to Walk To School - To Save the Planet
how the children are being used to lobby for global warming measures under
the Safe Routes to School banner and grants. The two front signs read:
"Less Traffic" and "Less Pollution."
The MPO Director of Northeast Arkansas sent out an email advocating for school "Walk and Wheel" events - pushing the plan to have children to walk to school in order to reduce the use of cars - not just for this one event but every day. See this link for this picture and others. http://www.saferoutestoschools.org/
These quotes are just more proof that the liberals don't intend to lower gasoline prices but to change our method of transportation to biking and walking in order to save the planet.
What the School Walk and Wheel
Events are all about in the words of those promoting them.
The following paragraph is from email from
Director of MPO in Northeast Arkansas
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR WALK TO SCHOOL DAY 2011: OCTOBER 5TH!
Walk and wheel to school events are ways for schools and communities to build enthusiasm for health, fitness, traffic relief, environmental awareness and safety. Join the fun and hold a one-day walk and wheel to school event during the month of October. All Arkansas elementary and middle schools are invited to participate. Schools must register their event online at http://www.walktoschool.org/ and receive access to event materials available for download, the chance to win prizes for their school, a weekly newsletter leading up to the event. The first 10 schools to register online will receive goodies from the Arkansas Safe Routes to School (SRTS). To register your event or download event ideas visit www.walktoschool.org/
Following are three other paragraphs from other sites that are participating in Walk to School Events:
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a network of more than 500 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and professionals working together to advance the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) movement in the United States. SRTS can provide a variety of important benefits to children and their communities, including increasing physical activity, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and enhancing neighborhood safety. http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/
"Safe Commutes, Green Communities
Safe Routes to Schools programs are designed to decrease traffic and pollution and increase the health of children and the community, Safe Routes to Schools promotes walking and biking to school, using education and incentives to show how much fun it can be! The program addresses parents’ safety concerns by educating children and the public, partnering with traffic law enforcement, and developing plans to create safer streets. Marin County pioneered the national Safe Routes to Schools program that has spread across the U.S. http://www.saferoutestoschools.org/ "
"Greenways to School Campaign – The Greenways to School campaign, funded by a $175,000 grant from the Marin Community Foundation's Climate Change initiative, features the new SchoolPool on-line trip sharing program and school and classroom challenges with cash incentives. Classes can earn from $50 – $100 and schools can earn from $500 to $1,500 by increasing their number of green trips to school. "http://www.saferoutestoschools.org/programs.html
Do these climate change advocates not know that it is not safe for our children to walk to school these days? Remember the recent event where an 11 year old boy was kidnapped on his way home and cut to pieces and put in a freezer. Panels on CNN and Fox all agreed it is not safe for children to walk to and from events in our world today. Then why are they spending so much money and time on safe sidewalks and bikeways on so called Safe Routes to School?
Women Action Group
Posted September 15, 2011