Change Your Mode for March
Change your Mode for March challenges you to get active with your travel. Park your vehicle and walk, cycle or take the bus to get healthy and reduce transport emissions.
*Register before 1 March and compete for your chance to win $500.
Your active travel could include:
- Riding your bike to school or work
- Walking to the local coffee shop
- Scootering around Lake Burley Griffith
All you have to do is:
- Track your kilometres through the Eco Challenge webtool from 1-31 March
And you’ll go in the draw to win $500 cash or a $100 family movie voucher – it’s that easy!
*Registrations for this competition closed 5pm Thursday 28 February.
There are so many reasons to take the Change Your Mode for March challenge. Walking, cycling or catching the bus instead of driving a car has lots of benefits for you and the environment. Here are a few:
- Exercise is good for your health and your sense of wellbeing
- Easing congestion on our roads makes it easier to move about the city
- Leaving the car at home reduces transport emissions
- Walking, cycling or catching the bus saves you money on petrol, parking and vehicle maintenance.
While the ACT is on track to meet its target of 100% renewable energy by 2020 and carbon neutrality by 2045, we also need to address emissions from the transport sector. Transport is one of the highest emitters of greenhouse gases in Canberra and everyone needs to do their bit to reduce emissions. Every time you leave the car at home, even for small trips, you help to create a more sustainable and healthy Canberra.
Registrations for this competition closed 5pm Thursday 28 February – If you missed out on registering, you can still participate in other active challenges within the Eco Challenge for the chance to win a $100 family movie voucher.
The competition kicks off on 1 March, where you'll be able to select your form of transport and distance traveled each week.
Canberra organisations are hosting lots of fun events throughout March to get you started on your challenge including Canberra Walk and Ride week, some spectacular walks at the Arboretum and the Pedal Power Big Canberra Bike Ride.
Use the Transport Canberra Journey Planner in combination with their new Walking and Cycling guides to discover how you can make the small trips within your community by bike or foot, to the shops, to friends’ houses and to school.