On April 22nd 2014, to celebrate Earth Day, the Earth Task Force (ETF) hosted a bike repair day at the front of New Vista High School. This event inspired more students to bike to school, and provided a free opportunity for people to get their bike repaired or tuned up. Many students also enjoyed the music and hula-hoops! The purpose of the event was to teach the New Vista community about biking to school instead of taking the bus or a car. The event also raised awareness on bicycle safety. In recent years the city of Boulder has created a new campaign called Heads Up Boulder that reminds bikers, walkers, and runners to pay attention to what cars are doing especially when crossing the road. In future years, ETF hopes to gain even more popularity in the New Vista community and influence other schools to host a similar event.
About Earth Task Force: The Earth Task Force (ETF) is a Cottonwood Institute supported program at New Vista High School in Boulder, CO designed to give students an opportunity to take the lead to implement sustainability initiatives at their school.
Article written by Ayden Chance, Earth Task Force Student