Can You Leave Your Car At Home…Two Days a Week?
Leaving your car at home!? This may seem crazy or just unthinkable for some but, did you know that just two days of no driving can have a positive impact on air quality and fossil fuel reduction.
This habit could reduce gas emissions by an average of 2 tons per year according to the EPA.
The Union of Concerned Scientists believe our personal vehicles are a major cause of global warming.
“Collectively, cars and trucks account for nearly one-fifth of all U.S. emissions, emitting around 24 pounds of carbon dioxide and other global-warming gases for every gallon of gas. About 5 pounds comes from the extraction, production, and delivery of the fuel, while the great bulk of heat-trapping emissions—more than 19 pounds per gallon—comes right out of a car’s tailpipe.” (UCSUSA.org)
Can you ride share or car pool?
What about taking public transportation?
Will your company consider telecommuting?
How about commuting on your bike to work or while doing errands? If that’s not practical, what about parking your car in a central location to all of the places you need to go and walking there instead.
The less you use your car and the more you use your legs does your body and the air a bunch of good.
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Annette Cain inspires others to care for their bodies and the earth. She is currently leading the “Plant a Tree Pose” movement to increase awareness about deforestation and raise money for planting trees worldwide.
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