Here's today's challenge:
Find the lowest carbon impact method of getting around today (walk, bike, take public transportation or carpool). Learning to reduce the amount of miles we drive is one of the most effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint. The average person makes 44 car trips a year which are under a mile. Try to maximize efficiency by doing shopping on your way home from work or somewhere else you have to go. When you need a car, consider a local ride-share service such as www.ridebuzz.org or use ZipCar. Consider the advantages of walking: a four-mile round trip by foot keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air we breathe (WorldWatch Institute). To learn more about the environmental benefits of walking, see the Commuter Choice Program.
Until tomorrow ...
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!