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International Walk to School Day is an annual observance that started as a way of creating awareness for walkable communities. It has since grown to become a series of international events taking place in more than 40 countries. Thousands of students in schools across the globe take to the streets and participate in IWTSD events in their local communities each year. IWTSD was first observed in the early 1990s in Britain. The Partnership for a Walkable America is credited with promoting the holiday in North America by 1997. In 2004, Active and Safe Routes to School started organizing local events at schools. They built on their success; holding events at several schools since then. Students in schools all across the United States, including the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, contribute to the annual IWTSD celebrations. Students rally to walk and inspire conversations about creating safer communities, environmental conservation, and health-conscious transportation habits. IWTSD sheds light on several important issues such as traffic safety and environmental pollution. It is an important initiative in educating the world about the dangers of environmental pollution. Walking also happens to be an excellent form of exercise. Its health benefits are often underappreciated compared to jogging. However, even while not being as physically demanding, walking regularly is a great way to stay fit and healthy. The holiday continues to gain popularity over time thanks to organizers, schools, and participating students. Today, we celebrate the impact of this observance and the effort of the organizers who make this initiative what it is.

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October 6, 2022

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