Events

  • Monday, May 16, 2022 at 07:00 AM through May 20, 2022

    Park Your Carbon Week

    Want to try a different way of getting around? How about a healthy option, one that can save you some money and even be fun? You can reduce carbon pollution in Vermont and impact worldwide climate change. Park Your Carbon is a week-long initiative to help change Vermonters’ transportation and commuting habits by encouraging green ways of travel. Do it for a day, a week or make it a habit. Bike. Walk. Share Your Ride. Bus. Work From Home.

     

    Take the pledge and Go!VT plant a tree!

    It’s easy. You can let us know you are taking the pledge by sharing your contact information or posting to social media. Once you let us know, we will plant a tree, making Vermont a greener state!

    Take the pledge at https://www.connectingcommuters.org/parkyourcarbon/

    OR

    Share your commute to social media with #PARKYOURCARBON 

    A tree will be planted because of your effort, by OneTreePlanted to offset carbon emissions.

     

    Why Participate?

    The number one contributor of carbon pollution in Vermont is transportation (over 40%) and the majority is from people driving alone.

    Vermont’s new climate plan requires we meet net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. There are so many benefits beyond the urgent need for our world. You can reduce congestion on Vermont’s roadways, downtown parking spots, and at pickup time in front of your child’s school. People-powered modes like biking and walking are great for physical and mental health and taking the bus or ridesharing saves enormous amounts of money compared to driving yourself in your own car. A big reason to do something now is for your children, their children, and future generations.

     

  • Friday, May 20, 2022 at 08:00 AM

    PARK(ing) Day

    What is PARK(ing) Day?

    PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where communities transform public ho-hum parking spaces into effervescent mini-parks (also known as a parklets)! The purpose of this lighthearted event is to demonstrate how much public space we allocate to storing cars, and how we could re-envision those spaces, even if they seem small and unimportant. PARK(ing) Day at schools will be a bit different from a community PARK(ing) Day; school PARK(ing) days will occur at school parking lots, instead of on the street.  

     

    About the PARK(ing) Day Challenge for VT Schools

    What is PARK(ing) Day?

    Local Motion is challenging teams of high school and middle school students to “adopt” a parking spot in their school’s parking lot, and turn it into a mini-park.  

    Why are we running this event? 

    We’re challenging people to rethink the space we give to parked cars.  What else could that space be used for?.  

    How does PARK(ing) Day work? 

    Teams of students (and school staff!) will compete within the school for “best PARK(ing) spot” and the prize will be a fun sculpture and great renown!  Good posters, stickers and slogans will help get students excited about participating. 

     

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 08:00 AM

    7th Annual Richard's Ride

    Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Richard's Ride Powered by VBT Bicycling Vacations to be staged out of Cochran's Ski Area in Richmond, Vermont on May 21, 2022. The first 180 registrants will be given new RTF custom-designed DeFeet cycling socks, so register early!

    The Annual Richard's Ride event is organized to celebrate the life and contributions of Richard Tom. Richard dedicated his life to sharing his passion for "all things bicycle". Proceeds from this event will support RTF's efforts to promote safe roads, getting bikes to people who need them via our Bikes for Friends program and children's cycling camps including Little Bellas and the Catamount Outdoor Family Center. Learn more about the programs Richard Tom Foundation supports! 

    When you finish your ride back at Cochran's, food and beverage will be waiting, thanks to our friends at Dakin Farms, Stone Corral Brewery, and SugarSnap Catering. Untapped is again helping to provide Vermont maple-based nutrition for our ride support stations!