(Columbus - June 18, 2012) - Say no to expensive gas and
traffic congestion on Thursday, June 21, when the Mid-Ohio
Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the Central Ohio
Transit Authority (COTA), and alternate transportation
partners across the country celebrate the 7th annual Dump
the Pump Day.
Fewer cars on the road means reduced traffic congestion,
improved air quality in the region, and less money spent on
costly fuel. Why not mark Dump the Pump Day by taking
MORPC's Five Days of Freedom pledge? Five Days of
Freedom asks central Ohioans to commit to spending five
days of any week between now and the end of October using
any form of transportation other than driving alone. Those
that pledge by midnight on June 21 become eligible to win a
bike from Cyclist Connection in Canal Winchester.
Stop by the southwest corner of Broad and High streets
between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and
Visit the various event partners
Have your "Transit Pass" checked at each stop,
and be entered to win a new Kindle Fire courtesy of COTA
Grab a Dump the Pump sticker and get $.50 off a cup of
coffee at Cafe Brioso
Fill out a postcard with the Sierra Club to lobby for
more government support of public transit
Snag a few partner freebies
Sign the giant bus sign when you "Commit to Dump the
Pump and Try Transit"
Come join MORPC and local partners to get out the "go
green, save money, dump the pump" message. Some
organizations that will be present include COTA, Columbus
Sierra Club and YPCOTA.
Designated as central Ohio's metropolitan planning
agency, MORPC is a voluntary association of 42 local
governments. The Center for Energy & Environment at MORPC
serves as a community resource in the region by offering a
variety of services including: daily air quality forecasts,
trail coordination, educational presentations, watershed
planning, home weatherization, government carbon footprint
analysis and more.