Today is World No Tobacco Day, an initiative from the World Health Organisation, encouraging smokers to give up their cigarettes and cigars just for one day:
Archive for May, 2010
This is BIG Green Commuter Challenge Week, when many commuters will hopefully be exploring more sustainable ways of getting to work. Sunday 30th May also happens to be a day to celebrate bike culture during the Love Your Bike Portsmouth event, which is sponsored by The University of Portsmouth Creative Campus Initiative and Portsmouth City Council’s Health Town’s Initiative.
TOTD was particularly intrigued by the Gocycle, which forms part of a display in a shop window in Southsea. There’s a lovely animation of how it works on the Gocycle site.
Wenlock and Mandeville, the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots were unveiled last week (does anyone else think they look like Gogo’s Crazy Bones, the collectible figurines?).
Wenlock is named after the town of Much Wenlock in Shropshire, home to the first ever Olympian Games that were held here in 1850. There’s more about the Wenlock Olympian Society here:
As a bonus Thing of the Day today, don’t forget it’s Towel Day:
we marked this last year:
and encourage everyone to make sure they know where their towels are!
Pot-holes got a mention back in March when we looked at Fix My Steet. Well here’s a site where you can see pictures of councillors posing by various holes in the road, among other things.
[Thanks to LB for this suggestion]
MISSION:EXPLORE is a book created by The Geography Collective that is full of exciting adventures designed to encourage young people to get out and about and explore the social and physical environment around them.
This video demonstrates just how literally you can interpret the concept of a book launch.
You can visit the MISSION:EXPLORE site here http://www.missionexplore.co.uk/
I can’t believe TOTD hasn’t come across this excellence before!
Great to see just a glimpse of what some of University of Portsmouth students are up to: