Earth Week Day 2: Four Ideas for Alternative Transportation

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Earth Week Day 2: Four Ideas for Alternative Transportation

Earth Day challenge, day 2: We’re changing up our commute! In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we’re using alternative transportation today to get ourselves to work.

Plant Therapy Earth Week Day 2: Alternative TransportationHere are some great options for alternative transportation:

1. Carpool! (Or take the bus).

alternative transportation: Ways to reduce your carbon footprint with Plant TherapyCarpooling doesn’t just save the Earth from one more carbon emission, it’s fun and a great way to get to know your co-workers! Think about it: If four people agree to carpool together, you’re saving the planet from 15 round-trip drives to work a week! That means a smaller carbon footprint and more friends. It’s a win-win situation.

If carpooling means 15 fewer round-trip drives every week, imagine how much more the bus does. If your city has a bus system that allows for commuting to work, then, by all means, do it! Think of all the good for the environment you’ll be doing, and all the gas money you’ll be saving.

2. Walk to work.

woman walking up stairs in gym shoes

If you’re lucky enough to work close enough to home that walking is an option. It’s a great way to get a few steps closer to 10,000, without taking too much extra time. Because let’s be real when you add in that trip to Starbucks, you’re taking just as much time when you drive!

3. Ride a bike.

alternative transportation: Ways to reduce your carbon footprint with Plant TherapyBiking is another great option, and also a fantastic way to stay in shape. There are tons of great apps out there (including GoogleMaps) that are calibrated for bike traffic, which means you can easily plot the safest and fastest route to work. Plus your glutes will thank you!

4. Telecommute

alternative transportation: Ways to reduce your carbon footprint with Plant TherapyI mean, this clearly isn’t an option for everyone. But if your company is one that allows it, try working at the office 4 days a week and working from home on the 5th. You save the trip to the office. And if your office is entirely remote, they’re saving the energy of maintaining a workspace as well.

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8 thoughts on “Earth Week Day 2: Four Ideas for Alternative Transportation”

  1. Thank you for promoting alternate transportation…I walk each day and my husband often bikes—weather permitting! Good for us too…

  2. One of my favorite things about living in a small town is that we walk a lot of places when it’s NOT winter (little too cold here in the winter!). Not only does it cut down on vehicle emissions, but my whole family is healthier as well!

  3. Sadly no other options for me but to drive myself. My husband will bike to work frequently in the summer though.

  4. Yesterday I did the lights one. I live out in the county so either way, whether I called transit or drive myself, it would be burning fuel. But a good idea for city folk

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