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A(U) Family That Bikes Together Stays Together

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Join the Auburn Family in Ride-O-Rama on Roosevelt to test the new War Eagle Bike Share program March 28, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The purpose of this event is to get people educated and familiar with Auburn University’s new bike share program before setting up an account.

The Office of Sustainability will have a temporary bike lane set up for the event to guide riders down the Roosevelt Concourse. Volunteers will be there to help anyone sign up for a bike share account, demonstrate bike check-in and check-out and explain how to load the bikes onto Tiger Transit buses.

“This will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about biking resources and the benefits of biking,” said Matthew Preisser, Office of Sustainability intern. “Students and faculty will also have the chance to give us their opinions about biking on campus and their thoughts about having more bike lanes on campus.”

If you’re interested in volunteering, the Office of Sustainability asks you to register online or contact the office. Volunteers for the event will be entered to win a sustainability bundle and will be treated to a Steel City Pops popsicle after the training session.

Ride-O-Rama on Roosevelt is part of the College of Liberal Arts’ No Impact Week, an international initiative intended to promote sustainability and challenge people to have lifestyles that are healthier for the environment and themselves. It’s hosted by the College of Liberal Arts’ Community and Civic Engagement Initiative and is co-sponsored by International Paper.

Auburn faculty and students are encouraged to participate in No Impact Week, March 27-April 3, so they can learn how to conserve and reduce their impact on the environment.

“We are also encouraging student organizations to put forward and present a sustainability project proposal that will be rewarded with funding of up to $1,200 courtesy of International Paper,” said Dr. Giovanna Summerfield, professor and Associate Dean for Educational Affairs.

Each day has a different theme and an event focused on reducing environmental impact. Attendees of each event will be rewarded with a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Earthfare.

“We hope everyone on campus will be challenged this coming week. And most importantly will continue this challenge beyond April 3,” said Summerfield.

For more information on Ride-O-Rama on Roosevelt visit the Office of Sustainability’s website .

To see the full schedule, learn more about Auburn’s No Impact Week or to register to participate in the event go to http://www.cla.auburn.edu/cla/cce/no-impact-week.

To find more information about the source for these events you can check out http://noimpactproject.org.

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