(Fargo, ND) -- MATBUS is inviting residents to celebrate Earth Week, April 17-22, with the Get Your "Can" on the Bus promotion.
Participants ride for free when they donate one aluminum can on board fixed route vehicles.
Proceeds from the recycling of collected cans will be donated to the Homeward Animal Shelter. This promotion is not valid on MAT Paratransit.
"Public transportation plays an integral role in protecting our environment. Did you know that one MATBUS bus full of people removes up to 50 cars from the road? That’s a line of cars approximately four city blocks long. Riding public transportation instead of using a personal vehicle is one of the most effective ways for citizens to reduce their individual carbon footprints," said officials from MATBUS in a statement to WDAY Radio.
MATBUS will also be participating in the Red River Zoo’s Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 22nd. This family-friendly event showcases a variety of activities to educate and celebrate Earth Week.
For more information on Earth Week related activities and details about MATBUS, click here.