Sustainable Star Anissa

01 July 2022

Congratulations to Anissa who lives in Loughborough and who is our Sustainable Star for June!

She joined the Choose How You Move Leicester and Leicestershire challenge in April last year, and was using her car most days in the week. Taking part in the challenge and a switch to working from home has helped her to ditch the car journeys. She now starts her day by making her new 'commute' on two feet and has introduced variety to her week. 

Here is what she said about participating in the rewards challenge:

"The BetterPoints challenge has encouraged me to use all the travelling time I've saved from working from home. Now I spend that time walking or running to improve my fitness instead - and not sat in a car.

I also have more time and energy to invite friends to go for long walks with me.  I had to ask myself: 'Why am I spending my time, money or petrol when I could be closer to home and be more active in my commute?'

I never had time to do a morning run and now this is part of my weekly routine. Taking part in the Choose How You Move challenge means I get more exercise, I feel less stressed, and save money - what a wonderful change of lifestyle!" - Anissa C.

How can you become the next Sustainable Star?

If you've enjoyed walking, cycling and travelling more sustainably recently - tell us, we'd love to hear from you. Visit the activities page in your app to complete our ‘Sustainable Star’ survey. 

If you're still working from home, tell us about how you're keeping active by using the car less for short leisure and shopping journeys, or how you're gearing up to try cycling or walking to work when you do return.

You can submit an entry each month, so look out for messages in the app to remind you to tell us your story.

Every month we are awarding one user 10,000 BetterPoints as our 'Sustainable Star' in the Choose How You Move Challenge, just for telling us how it is helping you to get back to better.

I am not signed up to BetterPoints, how do I join?

  1. Download the BetterPoints app for free from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Complete the registration form and then join the 'Choose How You Move' challenge from the invitation in your app timeline.

For more information about how to take part tap  here.