GO MENLO is THE way the Menlo community gets to and from school. Whether by bus, train, carpool, bike or our own two feet, Menlo families are committed to improving the environment by reducing the number of cars arriving on and departing from campus. How will YOU take a car off the road? GO MENLO is an integral part of Menlo's larger sustainability efforts.
We’ll make it easy for you to GO MENLO. Menlo School buses service many communities on the Peninsula. Finding carpools is even easier with Zimride, a web-based ridesharing network, and the Menlo Carpool Map. Taking the train? We have shuttle service to the Menlo Park Caltrain station in the morning and back in the afternoon. And, of course, there is always plenty of parking for our bikers.
We know many in the Menlo
community already make efforts to help the environment and reduce their car
trips to school. GO MENLO acknowledges those continued efforts through the
Why GO MENLO?
In the 2010-2011 school year, Menlo's Loop was clogged each morning with:
- 536 vehicles entering campus
- 232 vehicles parking on campus, and
- 304 vehicles exiting back onto our community's streets.
This produced approximately 3032 lbs of CO2!
With GO MENLO, we can reduce our morning traffic by 35%. That would save 1072 lbs of CO2 each morning. That's like planting 42 seedlings that will grow for 10 years. Already, we've significantly reduced our traffic with the GO MENLO program in the 2011-2012 school year: roughly 75% of our families have committed to using alternative means of transportation. Help us continue our efforts in 2012-2013!
Take a car off the road and help Menlo plant those trees. GO MENLO.
Questions? Contact Kevin Conner, Director of Sustainability, at 650.330.2001 extension 2568 or email@example.com.