Media Release - Wednesday 10 September, 2008

Ai Group calls on workers to take to the streets




Wednesday 10 September 2008



Ai Group calls on workers to take to the streets!



Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) Chief Executive Heather Ridout today called on employers to get behind Walk to Work Day and to encourage and support their employees in taking to the streets.


“With the days getting longer and warmer it’s a great time of the year to leave the car or bus behind and rely on shoe leather instead.


Walk to Work Day, which will be held on Friday 3 October, is an annual national event that is growing every year.


“Walking has many obvious health benefits but relying more on foot power than petrol power sends a positive message about one of the biggest issues of the day, climate change. 


“You don’t have to walk all the way to work to be part of the big day.  You can join in by getting off the bus a few stops earlier or even park half way and walk to work from there.


“Employers can register their businesses as Corporate Walk to Work Day Ambassadors and put on a big but healthy breakfast for those taking part,” Mrs Ridout said.


For more information, or to register as a Corporate Ambassador, go to



Media Inquiries:

Helen Maccan, Ai Group:  02 9466 5420


Helen Maccan
Marketing Officer

Australian Industry Group
51 Walker Street
Phone: 02 9466 5420
Fax: 02 9955 0907