Think Transportation is a problem? This video highlights the overwhelming dependence on petroleum facing our transportation sector. Then offers solutions that YOU can take TODAY to help alleviate this problem.
Individual actions and commitments will play an instrumental role in the transition away from fossil fuels and the elimination of our dependence on oil. See below for ways you can reduce your petroleum use and influence policymakers and automakers to focus their efforts towards developing a sustainable transportation economy.
Every gallon of gasoline or diesel burned releases approximately 25 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Each time you avoid driving you reduce the greenhouse gases released into our atmosphere (and likely save money in the process).
We all know that fuel-efficient cars save money at the gas pump. Buying a fuel-efficient vehicle also sends important signals to auto manufacturers to invest in advanced technology and innovation.
Here are some quick tips to help highlight important points about our evolving transportation sector.
A policy-driven, systematic change will be vital in achieving our climate change goals and reducing our dependence on oil. Your representatives need your support to push the progressive policies necessary to end our dependence on oil. Let them hear from you.
Why take action to reduce petroleum consumption? Society needs you to. Please click here if you need convincing.
Thanks for taking action!
Think Again! Sources:
1 Climate Change Scoping Plan: A Framework For Change. Pursuant to AB 32, The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. December 2008.
2 CalSTEP California Action Plan 2.0 for Transportation Energy Security. 2011
3 California Air Resources Board. Estimate of Premature Deaths Associated with Fine Particle Pollution (PM2.5) in California Using a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Methodology
4 Bedsworth, Louise Wells. Climate Change Challenges: Vehicle Emissions and Public Health in California. Public Policy Institute of California, March 2010.
5 CalSTEP California Action Plan 2.0 for Transportation Energy Security. 2011
6 CalSTEP California Action Plan 2.0 for Transportation Energy Security. 2011
7 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/Safe-Routes-2002/forms.html
8 EcoDriving USA