Travel Lite challenge is an initiative launched by the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice. On the first Sunday or main day of worship of each month, congregations across Davis are encouraged to keep track of who comes to church by walking, biking, bus, or car pool, for a friendly competition for the most CO2 savings. We will culminate in a month-long celebration in May.
Each church or place of worship will need a team to encourage biking and facilitate car-pooling, keep records, and encourage participation. If you want to get involved, please email lnittler AT sbcglobal.net.
Here are some resources to get you going. Please use/amend/adapt as you wish:
- Travel Lite Challenge intro – ½ page – (For the coordinator)
- Winged Mascot image
- Signs to use with the table
- 1/4 page flyers: travel lite challenge pledge
- ¼ page flyers, 2-sided: Travel Lite and Interfaith Projects (handout – needs adapting to include your congregation in title
- Travel Lite Pledge chart
- Sample Bulletins (to help you compose your own)
- Log chart – First time (to get email & phone so it’s easy to contact participants about prizes and upcoming events) After service, type names alphabetically onto Log Chart – Monthly for the remainder of the Challenge. Each month, ask new participants to log in on a new Log Chart – First Time page. If you wish, enter all the new data, add in the new participants in alphabetical order, and print new lists for the next month.
- Signs for logging in
- Log chart – Monthly (can be made into a wall poster) (If your faith group is following Cycle Second Sunday, change the date.)
- Blessing of the Bicycles (alter to suit your own faith)
You may also want to get hold of the following information for your table:
- Display materials from the city (Unitrans schedule, Davis Bike Map, bookmarks with 7 basic rules of Bicycling Safety and ABC Quick Checklist, bike lights) – Ann Privateer has 10 copies of each for each participating church from our Davis bike coordinator, Davis “DK” Kemp. Contact her to pick up your set at annprivateer AT att.net
- Cool Davis materials: Poster on Our Transportation Choices and Healthy for You and the Planet and ¼ flyer, 2-sided: Average Davis household Carbon footprint and Cool Davis introduction – Cool Davis will provide laminated copies for each faith group