Interview: Walk it Off Wednesday

EUGENE, Ore. — The community is invited to turn miles into money on Wednesday at the Walk it Off Event in Alton Baker Park. For every mile people walk, bike or run, they earn¬†one ¬†dollar for Kidsports. PacificSource is donating the dollars to team sports scholarships for children from low-income families. Walk it Off Wednesday … Continue reading »

Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking

(CNN) — Texting and walking. A lot of us do both, but what happens when we do them together? A new nationwide study out of the Ohio State University estimates more than 1,500 pedestrians were estimated to be treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for injuries related to using a cell phone while walking. Professor … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Ends

EUGENE, Ore. — Once again, KEZI 9 News wants to thank everyone in the Eugene-Springfield area who participated in this year’s Business Commute Challenge. In honor of the more than 2,000 people who helped save more than 69,000 miles this year, there was a wrap party Thursday night. Sustainable Wealth Management won its category. The … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the final day of the Business Commute Challenge. All week local companies and their employees have been seeking out alternative ways to get to and from work. Friday was National Bike to Work Day. One business that takes part in the commute challenge is St. Vincent de Paul. One employee said … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge: Carpool Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge is in it’s sixth day, and Thursday’s theme is a common one–Carpool Day! A woman who normally carpools every day with her husband told KEZI 9 News because they don’t work together, it takes a little more planning, but it works out well for them. “We think carpooling … Continue reading »

Teams Compete in Poker Walkabout

EUGENE, Ore. — High gas prices might be a little more incentive to compete in the Business Commute Challenge. Monday, teams participated in the Poker Challenge Walkabout. They got a gift basket with a map of seven different organizations to visit where they’d get a card. The team with the best hand won. Organizers say … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Begins Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local residents will compete against others to help the city go green in the Business Commute Challenge. About 158 teams are already signed up, totaling more than 1,500 people. The goal of the challenge is to get everyone out walking, biking or using public transit for a week to minimize our … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Holds Red Carpet Event

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge officially starts this weekend. It’s a friendly community competition to reduce our carbon footprint. So to get in the spirit, organizers held their first ever red carpet event, which drew a steady crowd at the Campbell Center for a morning breakfast treat on Tuesday. Dozens of commuters walked … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Signup Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge is right around the corner, and organizers held a kickoff event Wednesday to get the community ready. Team leaders picked up team packets, grabbed a bite to eat and put their names into a drawing for a variety of prizes. The challenge is May 11-17. That week more … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Begins Soon

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — As the weather gets nicer, a lot of us ditch our cars and find another way to get to work. That could be riding a bike, walking or hopping on the bus. Those habits could help your company win a county-wide competition. The city of Springfield is just one the workplaces that’s … Continue reading »