|Public transportation takes cars (and their pollution) off the road!|
Consider yourself environmentally conscious? Have energy-efficient light bulbs, low-flow shower-heads, and recycle bins in your house, but then drive a gas guzzler to work? There is still work to be done! Use Earth Day as a chance to give the ultimate green initiative a try - public transportation! You just might find out how easy it is to go on a car-free diet.
According to APTA, public transportation reduces energy consumption to the tune of 4.2 billion gallons of gas a year, or the equivalent to 320 million cars filling up - 900,000 times a day. A household's biggest carbon footprint contributor is their car. One person switching their 20-mile commute to public transportation can also reduce their carbon footprint by 4,800 pounds of CO2 annually. CO2, or carbon dioxide emissions have been linked to global climate change known as "global warming".
Ride Free with a Friend
|Ride HART FREE with a Friend on Earth Day!|
We feel that you'll be pleasantly surprised at how affordable, clean, convenient, and awesome it is to get around with HART.
The cherry on top? There's a good chance that you'll be riding in a clean-burning, American-sourced, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus or van, as HART is currently transitioning our fleet away from dirty diesel.
Try transit! Your planet (and wallet) will thank you!
To calculate your carbon emissions savings by switching to transit, visit APTA's Carbon Emissions Savings Calculator.