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Greenest Ways To Get Around

GREENEST WAYS TO GET AROUND How your commute impacts your carbon footprint Each gallon of gasoline burned in an average car's engine blows Close to 30% 194 lbs. of CO of the greenhouse gases released in the United States come from TRANSPORTATION out of the exhaust and directly into Earth's atmosphere THE AVERAGE AMERICAN COMMUTER The average fuel economy of U.S. cars is The average commuting distance is 24.6 MILES 13.9 MILES- ------ 86% 76% for a single-occupant vehicle per gallon of these workers of all workers over the age of16 drive a car, truck or van to work drive alone 13.9 x 2 times/day x 260 business days= ALTERNATIVE FUELS’ IMPACT on the carbon footprint of an average commute 7.228 MILES traveled to and from work in a year BioDiesel: 5728 lbs CO,/yr All electric: 14,752 lbs of CO,/yr Which means that most commuters in the U.S. have a total carbon footprint of Compressed natural gas: 4,627 lbs of CO,/yr Ethanol: 931 lbs of CO,/yr Diesel: 7,162 lbs of CO,/yr 6,214: lbs. of CO, per year for gasoline users STOP BEING AN S.O.V. (Single Occupant Vehicle) CARPOOLING Carbon footprint: Divide your footprint by the number of people you share a ride with The average distance for carpooling 10% 12.9 MILES of American workers carpool --------- - PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION -. 37 MILLION METRIC TONS 5% of CO, are saved daily with US Public Transportation The average distance of public transit of American workers use public 33 MILES transportation to get to work One person's switch to Public Transportation can reduce their footprint up to 48U0 Ibs. of Co̟a year BICYCLING Carbon footprint: one time fee - carbon footprint of the manufacture of a bicycle: Less than The average bicycle trip to work of American workers bicycle 76 MILES to work 530 lbs. of CO, (according to one manufacturer) ------ WALKING WORKING FROM HOME The average walk to work 3% of Americans walk to work 12 MILES 8 4.6% of Americans work from home Carbon footprint: ∞ MILES TRANSPORTATION BY CITY METROPOLITAN AREAS WITH THE MOST PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION USAGE New York/Northern New Jersey Long Island, NY/NJ/PA TOP 5 METRO AREAS FOR COMMUTES BY BICYCLE TOP 5 METRO AREAS FOR WALKING TO WORK 30.5% San Francisco/Oakland/ Fremont, CA 14.6% Eugene-Springfield, OR 6% Ithaca, NY 15.1% Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 5.6% Corvallis, OR 11.2% Washington/Arlington/Alexandria 14.1% DC/VA/MD/WV Boulder, CO 5.4% Ames, IA 10.4% Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, MA/NH 8.4% Missoula, MT 5% Champaign-Urbana, IL 9% Philadelphia-Camden/Wilmington, PA/NJ/DE/MD 6.3% 8.5% Corvallis, OR 3.9% Manhattan, KS HYBRIDS ARE YOUR BEST BET FOR A LOWER CARBON FOOTPRINT VEHICLE FOR NOW According to President of Toyota Motor North America, Inc, Yoshi Inaba, Compared to the average car since the year 2000, our Prius has saved an estimated: 1.1 Billion gallons of gas... 16 million tons of CO2... And $2.9 Billion in fuel costs As we move towards renewable energy production in the U.S., the carbon footprint of an electric car will be smaller than hybids Vehicle Whole Life Emissions Analysis Estimated Lifecycle Estimated Emissions in Production Proportion of Emissions Emissions in (tonnes CO) Production (tonnes CO) Standard gasoline vehicle 24 23% 5.6 Hybrid vehicle 31% 6.5 21 Plug-in hybrid vehicle 19 35% 6.7 Battery-electric vehicle 19 46% 8.8 CHEAPCARINSURANCE.NET Presented by Sources:,pdf CHEAP CAR INSURANCEI

Greenest Ways To Get Around

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Greenest ways to get around. How your commute impacts your carbon footprint.


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