Give the Earth a Brake - Ride Bikes!
College to Launch Westminster Wheels: The Campus’s First “Free Bike” Program
SALT LAKE CITY – As colleges and universities throughout the country participate in Earth Day celebrations next week, Westminster College will take the opportunity to launch Westminster Wheels, its first-ever “Free Bike” program on April 22, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tanner Plaza.
With a generous donation by Chevron, Westminster has purchased five lovely lavender bikes that will be available for check out to all college faculty, staff and students. Designed by Westminster students, the pilot program hopes to encourage the use of bikes instead of vehicles for short, local trips to help reduce the college’s emissions footprint.
The new program will be unveiled during Westminster’s Earth Day ’08, which will showcase more than 20 campus groups or projects working toward a more sustainable campus and planet, including the Chemistry Club, the Campus Sustainability Task Force, Westminster Recycling Program, Campus Organic Garden Project, UTA, Roots & Shoots, and Community Food Co-op. Westminster will also be giving away free bus passes to any student, faculty, or staff member who pledges to leave their car at home at least two days a month.
For more information, contact Kerry Case at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Westminster Wheels “Free Bike” Program
WHERE: Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT
WHEN: April 22, 2008 (Earth Day) - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Check Presentation by Chevron – 12 p.m. in the Tanner Plaza
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college distinguished by its unique environment for learning. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster prepares students for success with its emphasis on engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. These are further enriched by the opportunities presented by Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.