“I would like to bike to work, but have to drop my child at daycare.”
“Alas, I can’t carpool. What if my child has an emergency at school? I need to be there right away.”
Those are just a couple of comments commonly heard from parents who want to try biking or other, more sustainable, ways of getting to work, but think they can’t because of the unpredictable needs of their small children.
For busy parents, driving alone often seems like the only option. Yet, hundreds of families are choosing greener modes of transportation all the time.
The stories of parents who have managed to incorporate healthy ways of commuting into their lifestyle, will be shared this coming Thursday, Jun 18 in downtown Winnipeg.
That’s when a panel of parents will gather to speak about their experiences of green commuting and to answer questions about dealing with the challenges of taking care of kids while incorporating sustainable methods of transportation into their lives.
The panelists include, Jamie Hilland, Vinh Huynh, Jessie Klassen, Shoni and Sean Madden, and Nathan Wild.
The event, organized by Green Action Centre, will be held over the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. at the Carol Shields Auditorium on the 2nd floor of Millennium Library at 251 Donald St.
The cost is free. Light refreshments will be provided and brown bag lunches are welcome.
You may also want to check out Greg Petzold’s recent CNC article Time to think about your route for Bike to Work Day.