UWAFT Reduces Idling one Pledge at a time

Recently, the UWAFT team gathered their mittens, scarves and skates and headed to the Uptown Waterloo Public Square skating rink to raise awareness about Anti-Idling. With the help of Clean Cities, the team successfully educated the families, students and young professionals about the health risks and environmental impact that every second idling your car unnecessarily causes.

On a cold winter afternoon, the team provided hot chocolate, juice, treats and swag to individuals that were open and eager to learn about our environmental initiative but also who we are as a team and our competition. People were intrigued to learn we are one of two Canadian schools and wished us the best of luck during the rest of our competition. The team was able to collect forty signatures of people pledging to do their part in reducing idling!

Overall, the team had people excited about the cause and skating around sporting UWAFT branded sunglasses! A cold day it was…but one definitely worth the cause.

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Our Communications Manager Meagan and Project Manager Dan setting up for a fun-filled day in the Uptown Waterloo Square. They are here setting up our information, pledge sheet, goodies and SWAG!

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Our Social Media Lead Harsh prepared for a fun filled day ahead to give out some SWAG and get people to do their part in limiting unnecessary idling!

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A family posing in their new UWAFT shades while taking a break from the rink. They signed the pledge and enjoyed some cookies.

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A student passing by was one of the first to sign the pledge. He was not only intrigued about our initiative, but also about learning who the UWAFT team is.

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Dan put on his skates and got fellow skaters into our booth to get their learning on! He also gave away some sunglasses…he soon was not the only one with UWAFT swag on the rink.

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Here is a young professional discussing the logistics of the car and architecture of the engine with Dan.

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As the day went on, more and more people came to sign our pledge…

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“U” for UWAFT!

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Here we have another youngster sporting some UWAFT gear after we gave his grandpa all the details.

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After a few fun-filled and packed hours…the team wraps up the tables and gets on their way home to warm up! What a successful event!

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