How Way to Go! Works:
1. Sign up your school today
It’s super simple to get your school to participate in this year’s Way to Go! School Challenge: Simply sign up here. To be verified, you must identify a main point of contact or leader.
2. Get your leadership team together
At least one school leader is needed, but for best results, we recommend assembling a leadership team of 3-5 people (including students and volunteers) to help motivate students, staff, and teachers to use alternative transportation. Don’t worry – we’ll supply your team with a School Success Kit to get the most out of the challenge.
3. Get moving: September 25th – October 6th
Whether it’s bus, bike, carpool, or roll (scooters with helmets of course!), there are multiple ways students, staff, and teachers can get to and from school. Remember, riding the bus counts. For a full list of ways to go, as well as helpful area resources, please see the Ways to Go! page.
4. Tally up your results by October 11th
Before the challenge, our team will supply school coordinators with the choice of paper sheets or an online Google form to tally up the school’s results. Classroom tallies are turned in to the school coordinator, who submits the school’s results to the Way to Go! team.
To qualify for the AllEarth Renewables Solar Tracker, 50% of students, teachers, and staff from your school must bus, walk, bike/roll, or carpool for at least one morning.
- Get one extra credit point by having 50% participation for at least 3 mornings.
- Get one extra credit point by having 75% participation for at least one morning.
- Get two extra credit points by achieving both of these goals.
5. Win awesome prizes & recognition for your school
Through the generous contribution of AllEarth Renewables, the randomly-selected qualified school will win a Solar Tracker. That’s a significant energy savings!
Great incentives are coming too, including a ten-bike indoor bike rack system, reflective bands, and pencils.
Also, participate in the Young Writers Project! Students who respond to the Way to Go! School Challenge writing prompt will be considered for publication in local newspapers, as well as VPR.net and VtDigger.org, during the challenge dates (Sept. 25-Oct. 6).
Ready to battle carbon pollution head-on? Sign up today by clicking the link below: