Consumption of fossil fuels for transportation accounts for approximately 45% of our communityâ€™s greenhouse gas emissions. Taking the pledge for a greener Palo Alto suggests those who live or work in this city reduce their contribution to these emissions by choosing to walk, bike, take public transit or carpool more often.
Each driver who reduces the number of miles driven by ten miles a week also avoids generating 450 lbs per year of greenhouse gases (assuming 25 mpg). For more information on calculating CO2 emissions from auto travel, go to www.cool-it.us
To find out more about transit options, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/visiting for city shuttle routes
and schedules and try the Take Transit Trip Planner at www.511.org
For more Earth Month activities and ideas for helping the environment, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/earthday