Green Transport

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Join a growing number of people making the switch to green transport solutions and significantly reducing their carbon footprint.

Why is this important?

Fossil fuel-powered vehicles and planes are a major driver of climate change and the transport sector is responsible for nearly a quarter of carbon dioxide emissions. (Source)

It’s never been easier though to reduce the climate impact of your travel with cleaner electric vehicles, ride-sharing apps, carbon offsets or by changing behavior and flying less, taking public transport and walking and cycling more.

Millions of people are switching to cleaner transport options and finding it improves their journey, their environment and their health.

Key Actions


Fly less

If left unchecked, flights could consume a full quarter of the available carbon budget for limiting temperature rise to 1.5 C (Source).

Massively reduce your personal carbon footprint and choose to fly less or join the one in seven globally who choose not to fly because of climate change (Source). 


Action:

  1. Choose to take a lower-carbon alternative to flying where available such as rail or ship.

  2. Reduce the need to fly for work by using video-sharing platforms for conferences and meetings. 

  3. Holiday closer to home rather than flying to far-flung destinations that come with huge carbon costs.

  4. If flying is necessary, use Carbon Footprint’s tool to learn the impact from your flight and consider using Atmosfair


Fly less


If left unchecked, flights could consume a full quarter of the available carbon budget for limiting temperature rise to 1.5 C (Source).

Massively reduce your personal carbon footprint and choose to fly less or join the one in seven globally who choose not to fly because of climate change (Source). 

Action:

  1. Choose to take a lower-carbon alternative to flying where available such as rail or ship.

  2. Reduce the need to fly for work by using video-sharing platforms for conferences and meetings. 

  3. Holiday closer to home rather than flying to far-flung destinations that come with huge carbon costs.

  4. If flying is necessary, use Carbon Footprint’s tool to learn the impact from your flight and consider using Atmosfair

Greener land transport

Car and trucks amount to one-fifth of the United States’ carbon emission. (Source)

Play your part in building a safe climate world and reduce your carbon footprint through choosing greener transport options. Read and complete at least two of the steps below.


Action:

  1. Take public transport as a first option where available and use Citymapper to help you navigate public transport and get to your destination in many cases faster and cheaper.

  2. Walk or cycle. Learn about electric bikes at TheVerge and consider purchasing one for a faster and easier trip than on a manual bike.

  3. Make sure your car is as efficient as possible. You can find out your car's fuel economy at FuelEconomy.govabout how you can improve your gas mileage at Car Bibles.

  4. Carpool with others to reduce needless emissions and often get to your destination faster by using these useful carpooling apps at TechRepublic

  5. Make sure your next car is as green as possible. Browse electric cars at CNET the actual carbon emissions of electric and hydrogen cars compared to their fossil fuel counterparts at Carboncounter

  6. Track your journeys and offset your emissions at Capture.


Greener land transport


Car and trucks amount to one-fifth of the United States’ carbon emission. (Source)

Play your part in building a safe climate world and reduce your carbon footprint through choosing greener transport options. Read and complete at least two of the steps below.

Action:

  1. Take public transport as a first option where available and use Citymapper to help you navigate public transport and get to your destination in many cases faster and cheaper.

  2. Walk or cycle. Learn about electric bikes at TheVerge and consider purchasing one for a faster and easier trip than on a manual bike.

  3. Make sure your car is as efficient as possible. You can find out your car's fuel economy at FuelEconomy.govabout how you can improve your gas mileage at Car Bibles.

  4. Carpool with others to reduce needless emissions and often get to your destination faster by using these useful carpooling apps at TechRepublic

  5. Make sure your next car is as green as possible. Browse electric cars at CNET the actual carbon emissions of electric and hydrogen cars compared to their fossil fuel counterparts at Carboncounter

  6. Track your journeys and offset your emissions at Capture.

How it adds up

  • One transatlantic flight produces the same amount of CO2 emissions as heating the average European home for an entire year. (Source)

  • Globally, less than a fifth of the population has ever flown, meaning that flyers produce an unfair and massive share of climate change. (Source)

  • Living car-free saves you an estimated 2.4 tonnes of carbon pollution a year. (Source) By choosing not to own and use a private motor vehicle you will be making a major individual contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.

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