Bike/Ped Project Plans for Residents to Support

York County (Jun. 15, 2019) The Bike/Ped Coalition of York County wants residents to know how to support pedestrian/bicycle projects. Did you know that plans and policies already exist that support York County and its communities becoming more bicycle and pedestrian friendly? But to get them implemented, the public needs to vocalize their support! City, town and county councils need to hear from residents that residents want this work prioritized!

Food Share Program in the York School District

York County (May 29, 2019) The York School District’s Food Service Director discussed their successful food share program, Stop Food Waste, at the April 2019 ESMMYC general meeting. The program is now in its third year and has donated about 24,000 pounds of food to our community! Learn about the program’s origin, school and student participation, and tips for school districts wanting to start a program. ESMMYC would be pleased to support school districts in their food share programs.

ESMMYC Guest Speaker Tom Bell on Biking Initiatives in Rock Hill

York County, SC (Apr. 8,  2019) Rock Hill’s Outdoor Recreation Superintendent spoke about efforts to increase physical activity in the community. Many initiatives target children and focus on the schools. Tom Bell stressed the importance of policies and a built environment that supports safe biking and pedestrian activities to ensure long-term sustainability. Read about current efforts discussed during the ESMMYC April general meeting, and ways to get engaged.

Bike Rodeo and All Inclusive Playground Benefit from 6th Grade Project

Tega Cay, SC (Mar. 31,  2019) Local 6th graders assigned the Pay it Forward project, “to think of an idea for change that helps our community and put it into action,” made an impact. One team hosted a “Bike Rodeo” in which they taught bike safety and promoted a love of bicycling to about 40 preschool and elementary school-aged kids. They also raised funds and awareness for All Play Together all-inclusive playground.