Organizations in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties are teaming up this week to encourage people to take the stairs.
Take the Stairs Week runs September 3 through September 6. The three-day campaign is meant to encourage people to become more physically active while saving energy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, graphic designs promoting healthy behavior have been shown to motivate stair users; that’s why Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University created images for this campaign. Free color signs are available at the Heart of West Michigan United Way for businesses and organizations with escalators or elevators.
Participating agencies include: