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Western students work on 'green commuting'

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Western Technical College's Earth Week continues with a lesson in green commuting.

That's when people go to school or work by carpooling, riding the bus, walking, simply anything other than driving a car alone.

It's also part of the campus' green commuter challenge. Students and staff are logging the distance they travel using green transportation, and the top green commuters will win prizes.

It's not only better for the environment, but it's beneficial for people's health.


"If you're walking or biking it's healthier for you and healthier for our staff and students, parking is always an issue on college campuses, if you're biking you can usually roll up to a door practically and don't have to worry about a spot," Cindy Kartman, Western Technical College's Wellness Center Coordinator. 

Bikes Limited offered free bike inspections and tune ups on the campus today.

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