No one gets a pass for eco-irresponsibility these days, but there are mends to be made, locally. With this in mind, Style has hopped on board the latest eco-conscious initiative sponsored by the City of Roseville, which is offering kids from South Placer County a chance to “Ride Green All Summer” with a Summer Youth Bus Pass. This invaluable ticket to ride – available to elementary and high school aged youngsters – costs a scant $10 (or, the unfortunate equivalent of roughly five seconds at the pump). With it, kids receive the keys to accessibility and can visit a number of coveted destinations throughout town through August 31 via Auburn, Lincoln, Placer County and Roseville Transits. But more than getting a great cost-savings that will no doubt help local parents save on their skyrocketing gas bills while also taming their safety concerns, kids will learn a priceless environmental lesson by becoming contributors and keepers of the community and the planet, both of which they will eventually inherit and pass on to their children. And that’s to say absolutely nothing of helping them land a topic for their “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” essays. Plus, they can put all the extra money they pocket towards a purchase at such youth-friendly stores as Dimple Records, Rocklin Bowl, Ground Zero Clothing & Board Shop, Cold Stone Creamery and other retailers offering special discounts to participating bus riders. So help your kids take the route less traveled this summer by purchasing a Summer Youth Bus Pass at one of three locations in Roseville: the Alternative Transportation office (401 Vernon Street, or over the phone via credit card; 916-774-5293), the Maidu Community Center (1550 Maidu Drive) or the Roseville Sports Center (1545 Pleasant Grove Boulevard). For routes, schedules and instructions on how to travel outside the previously listed areas, or from region to region, visit the City of Roseville online at roseville.ca.us
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