Sunday, October 7, 2007

Walking to School for a Future Flexible Workforce

October is National Walk to School Month with local schools participating in Walk to School Day earlier this week. Similar to events held earlier this summer, including Bike to Work Day on May 17 and National Dump the Pump Day on June 21, October is a full month to celebrate our children's ability to walk safely to school. Events such as these indicate our society's loathing of a culture that revolves around the commute marked by long lines of cars that clog our highways and pollute our air.

The intended purpose of National Walk to School Month is:
  • to enhance the health of kids
  • to improve our air quality and the environment
  • to create safer routes for walking and bicycling
Whether the final destination is work or school, by promoting events such as these, we are teaching our children to value the health of our environment as well as their own health and safety. The increasingly younger workforce values flexibility over monetary rewards. We may be raising a generation who live closer to work than ever and find innovative ways to make telecommuting work.

What do you think: Is National Walk to School Month another failed attempt to curb childhood obesity or have we successfully planted the seeds for a more flexible workforce?

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