14 MayGreen Office Infusion – Issue 2: Transportation
How we get to work everyday has a large impact on the size of our carbon footprint. We can walk, bike, take transit, or carpool, but most of us (76% of Americans) drive to work alone. This simple act of getting into a car and driving to work everyday consumes more than 20% of the world’s total primary energy and produces much of the world’s air pollution.
In this issue of the Green Office Infusion, we provide tips on how to reduce single-occupancy vehicle commute trips for you and your organization. Supporting alternate modes of transportation promotes a healthy lifestyle, saves money, and is good for the environment.
You can take action right now! May is bike to work month, May 14 – 18 is bike to work week, and May 18th is bike to work day. So hop on your bike, get your colleagues to join you, and leave those cars at home!