Hi Readers — I just love what is happening in Evanston, Illinois, and not just because I’m from that neck of the woods. Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, is encouraging all students, all ages, public, private, you name it to WALK to school for the first week of the academic year.
This is so smart because, even before parents get around to arranging car pools, or figuring out how they’re going to drive their kids to school each day, the kids get in the groove of walking. So instead of having to BREAK the daily drive habit, the kids get off on the right foot!
Ok. Dumb, obvious joke that ins’t even that funny. Or at all funny. But still: Kudos to Evanston. Now let’s hope other school districts follow in its (sorry, I can’t stop myself) footsteps! — Lenore