A youthful look at mobility from a health perspective
This year 2021, our Healthy Mobility Campaign is called WALK FOR NATURE
Take this Challenge with us! It is easy: all along 2021 and beginning 2022 you can decide to step in, moving around sustainably, walking, biking, taking public transport, for 15 days, whenever you like, but is important you commit for the entire 15 days length.
During your chosen 15 days you can send us your pics and videos showing your actions and commitments, the funniest, the better.
To help you commit, we will call you via social media during specific 15 days, motivating you and showing our Community your best pics and videos, sharing these on social media with #Y4PTwalkfornature hashtag. You can also involve other people hashtagging them: #wechallengeyou @ #Y4PTwalkfornature
At the end of your chosen 15 days, you should respond the brief survey (1 minute of your time) and your opinions will be statistically make the difference. The Survey in fact, will highlight the difference between your lives before the WalkforNature and your lives after the 15 days Challenge. Statistics about the call will be shared and announced and presented at difference global Conferences in order to participate in rising the attention on sustainability and climate change issues.
Our target Audience? Everyone!
Anyone can take the Survey: are you already a Healthy Mobility friend? If you have already integrated in your life a healthy mobility behavior, take the challenge again and again to rise your objectives and document it!
Take the Survey here after your 15 days:
WE RE ALSO HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE YOU A DEDICATED SPACE RESERVED TO
UITP member’s COMPANIES and ASSOCIATIONS which are welcomed to participate and be challenged:
do you have a program to encourage your staff being healthier, your customers being more sustainable? Send us your programs together with pics and videos!
At the end of the Year of the Challenge, the Companies Campaigns will be evaluated by a special Jury composed by Y4PT young professionals and global youth representatives, who will reward the best 3 Programs, creating a dedicated page for the winners on the Y4PT website, inviting them to join global encounters and creating social media buzz for all of them!
Y4PT will judge your programs and decide which one is the most sustainable and healthier! Your Company will be also given the opportunity to be mentioned and presented at different global conferences around the world.
Cool, isn’t it ?
Why we are doing it?
It is simple: for the benefit of the environment.
We urge you to take action and encourage people of your entourage to walk and reduce carbon emissions. Because of the Pandemic, the number of vehicles is becoming higher and people are not used to walking: particularly, they do not like to go outside their comfort zone!
Y4PT goal with this challenge is to encourage people to walk to reach a physical and mental healthier state, change their lifestyle. The international call will reduce carbon emissions each 15 days you will participate and encourage people to reduce their single transportation use.
Your experience will influence the climate change and sustainable mobility decision-making process at different geographical levels and will also raise awareness about the need of walking, biking and use a sustainable form of mobility all over the world, especially where such transport modes are not as popular as they are in other regions.
Your voice will be heard and will also influence the decision-making process worldwide in terms of carbon emissions! Concretely, we will present the results of the survey, at different international events and your pics and videos will be highlighted on our Youtube Channel and Social Media accounts.
#Y4PTwalkfornature, your Challenge on Social Media
We are willing to receive your pics and videos on our Social Media Channels ( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) during the challenge with the hashtag #y4ptwalkfornature; you can meet in Nature or other places, walking alone or with other friends or family members ( anti covid19 measures to be respected)
The best pics and videos will be selected and posted on our Y4PT Youtube Channel, Website and Social Media tagging the people who won each challenge.
Are you physically aware of the benefits that can be induced by changing our mobility behaviors?
Do you know that you can lose weight, reduce your risks of diabetes, obesity and cholesterol related diseases; have a healthy heart and a lower blood pressure? Do you know that you can avoid depression, be happier and mentally more awaken if you use walk and and integrate other forms of sustainable mobility around your city?
Who can participate?
Everyone interested in promoting walking, biking and sustainable mobility as sustainable alternatives to cars and other private transport modes.
From September 2021 onward, each 15 days till April 2022 Choose your 15 days and progress!
Download the printable sticker 🙂
Download the printable WALKFORNATURE logo (sticker) you can wear it during the challenge period (or you can stick it on your bike, bags, books, smart phone, computer…)
PICS AND VIDEOS – GET INSPIRED
Share with us your incredible transformations while you , for example, were weighing more before the challenge and less after it! Show your healthy foods, your smiles and walks before, during and after the challenge, your sunny and healthy skin, your funny attitudes.
Your success videos and photo’s stories will be visible on our website and Social Media Channels
Here for you just a few ideas of subjects to document your “before and after” WALK FOR NATURE CHALLENGE, add yours and do whatever you feel is right for your pics and videos
As you know, carbon emissions are increasing and harming the environment. The urbanization process in large cities is very fast. As a result, car use is increasing, the damage that cars do to the atmosphere is huge. What is a carbon footprint? Did you know that carbon footprints are a major environmental problem? To know how to reduce the carbon footprint, you need to know what a carbon footprint is. The carbon footprint expresses the amount of tons of carbon dioxide that goes directly into the environment as a result of human activities, including greenhouse gases. In short, the amount per capita of harmful effects of human activity on the environment is called a carbon footprint: for example, when driving, heating your house, cooking, shopping, watching TV, etc. You emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide into the environment. This causes carbon footprints to form. The amount of carbon footprint is usually measured once a year.
Thank you for participating in the challenge. If you are interesting in collaborating with Y4PT in future events and studies, please look at https://www.y4pt.org/chapters/ and https://www.y4pt.org/projects/.
WALKFORNATURE was initiated in Baku, Azerbaijan !
The Walk For Nature Challenge has been started in Baku by the Founder Ulviya Abasova and the newly formed Y4PT Baku volunteers’ group and is willing to swap your attitude and bring some positive energy and fresh air on your days!
Baku team is here to ask you to give it a try: leave your car at home, completely or partially, add some walking or biking into your daily displacements and, for 15 days, see the difference, it is for real!