This year, ICL is challenging you to think about how to lessen your environmental impact and make positive and incremental change for the world around us. Everyone wants a healthy, sustainable community, right? Transportation is part of creating that—and transportation options are important to keep Idaho’s air clean and our lungs healthy.
Here’s something to think about: the U.S. transportation sector–including cars, trucks, planes, trains ships and freight–counts for nearly 30% of all global warming emissions. How do choices about where you live relative to where you work, the vehicles you drive and the way you get from one place to another affect the place you call home and the world you live in?
For the next few months, we will take a deep dive together into transportation for #greentips. What are the options for public transportation in Idaho, ride shares and Safe Routes to Schools? How is your neighborhood connected to trails and recreational opportunities? How do you get more involved in infrastructure planning?
This quarter we challenge you to consider how you get from point A to point B while reducing your environmental impact. Think about scheduling your errands more efficiently, walking or bicycling for errands close to home, carpooling more frequently, or planning for “motor-free Mondays.” We will offer actions to take on a national, state and local level—as well as small things you can do personally to change the way you live. Let’s challenge each other to live more fully and commit to improving our health, our well-being and our local communities.
Sign the pledge below and stay tuned for more information on how you can be creative with your transportation needs. Join us in our #greentips #transportation challenge!