Transportation tips |
Choose the right car |
A key aspect
of sustainability and conservation lies in the relationship
between the transportation and the environment. In
many cities, transportation infrastructure (or a lack thereof)
is at the root of many environmental problems, including air
pollution, increased reliance on fossil fuels, and urban sprawl
(which is also often blamed for increases in energy consumption
and the development of “suburbia”). Because of this, it makes
sense to include “drive less” in our “Top Ten Conserver
Actions”. Outlined below is a collection of links that will
provide some new ideas for you while rethinking how you get from
point A to point B, wherever that might be!
1. Individual Actions
2. Community Projects
Green Communities Active & Safe Routes to School is a
comprehensive community-based initiative that taps into the
increasingly urgent demand for safe, walkable neighbourhoods.
Smart Commute is an initiative helping people explore
different commute choices like carpooling, cycling and transit.
Projects of the Institute for Transportation & Development
3. Key Organizations/Networks
4. More Resources
Delicious – to see articles and websites that CCO has
recently tagged with “driveless”, please visit this link
Great Green Directory –
Great Green Directory for products, services, programs,
financial incentives, and resources specific to the “Drive Less”
your ECOscore is! Take five minutes to rate yourself and find
out where you want to improve as a conserver.