Earth Day is just around the corner, and there is much you can do to help our planet to breath better. Join the movement of April 22, 2019, and try to reduce your carbon footprint. There are many things you can try on Earth Day and you can carry them into your routine if you like them.
Transportation is the fastest-growing contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California. In 2016, it was responsible for 41% of the emission, almost double the runner-up – industrial sector with 23%. Driving an average gasoline car from Downtown Los Angeles to Downtown Glendale (~11 miles) releases roughly 8lb of CO2 equivalent to the atmosphere per trip. It might not seem much, but if you ever faced the traffic between those two cities, you can imagine the number of cars emitting these 8lb every trip. If you are curious how much your commute contributes to the pollution check out this website and you can see your estimated emissions and the approximate cost of your commute to the environment.
If you are convinced to change or at least give the Earth a break on April 22, we can help you! You can walk, bike, take transit, or carpool and help the planet (and your pocket). Apps such as Waze Carpool will match you with commuters near you going to a similar destination, and you only share the price of gas. Google maps, Citymapper, or Transit app will help you determine the best transit route from your origin to destination AND give you real-time info on your bus arrival. Check out our mobility app page for more information on apps that can help your commute.
Did you know we only need 2 car-free trips per week per person to achieve the California air quality goals? Yes, only 2! In your weekly routine, can you find one day that you do not have to take extra trips, or you do not need your personal car? If your answer is yes, you can help save the planet! Check out Go Glendale’s post to help you brainstorm ideas of how to be car-free for a day.
And if you need personal assistance on trip planning, Go Glendale and 400 & 450 N Brand are hosting a joint event on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 11am to 2pm to talk about your commute options around Glendale. Join us on the courtyard of the 400 & 450 N Brand Blvd for tips to make you commute more sustainable and participate in our trivia. We will also have a sustainable products market!
For more information, contact us at contact@GoGlendale.org, and we will be happy to help.