Sustainable Star Jennifer

05 April 2022

Congratulations to Jennifer I. who lives in near Fosse Recreation Ground in Leicester who is our Sustainable Star for March!

She joined the Choose How You Move Leicester and Leicestershire challenge in December 2018, and was using her car 5 days a week. Taking part in the challenge had really made her question the need to have a car at all. She has ditched her car on the commute to work, and now starts her day making that journey on two feet instead. 

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

"This has helped me question my need for my car, previously it was a 10-minute car journey to work but now it's a 45 minute walk. 

I firstly cut down my car travel by twice a week before reducing it to where walking was the preferred method and car journeys were the rare occasion when needed. This was the case come wind, rain, or shine. I've had my husband waiting for me in the doorstep with a towel on a few occasions!

I enjoy my walks to work as it is nice to have that part of the day to myself, away from work and busy home life where I can have a mindful walk or listen to a podcast." - Jennifer from Leicester.

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.