How To Reduce Your Transportation Footprint

Carbon Footprint Reduction Tips

Skip a flight  

Airplanes are a major contributor to carbon emissions. Skipping even 1 unnecessary flight will have a big impact on your carbon footprint. Cutting back on unnecessary flights (or donating to offset your travel emissions) is especially important since the global travel industry is responsible for 8% of total emissions. Please note that the airline calculations have not been pro-rated per person, and cost savings are an educated guess.

Skip an unnecessary business or personal flight

Potential Emissions Reductions: -551 lbs CO2e per flight hour  |  Potential Cost Savings: $100 per flight hour

Live vehicle-free, or switch to a hybrid or electric vehicle  

Vehicles, especially gas-powered vehicles, are one of the largest contributions to our carbon footprints. Switching to a hybrid or electric vehicle is a great way to reduce your footprint.

Sell your gas or diesel vehicle and live vehicle-free

Potential Yearly Emissions Reductions: -8000 lbs CO2e  |  Potential Yearly Cost Savings: $10,000

Switch to a hybrid vehicle

Potential Yearly Emissions Reductions: 2000 lbs CO2e  |  Potential Yearly Cost Savings: NA

Switch to an electric vehicle

Potential Yearly Emissions Reductions 3600 lbs CO2e  |  Potential Yearly Cost Savings: $1,650 (based on our co-founder’s personal experiences)

Walk or bike instead of driving or riding 

Vehicles, especially gas-powered vehicles, are one of the largest contributions to our carbon footprints. Driving and riding less is an excellent way to reduce your footprint.

Walk or bike instead of driving, taking a taxi, Uber, or Lyft

Potential Emissions Reductions: -0.9061 lbs CO2e per mile  |  Potential Cost Savings: $0.15 per mile (if driving), or about $5 per mile if using a taxi or ride service

Walk or bike instead of taking public transit

Potential Emissions Reductions: -0.4 lbs CO2e per mile  |  Potential Cost Savings: About $2 – $3 per ride in larger cities (or more)

Take public transit instead of driving

Potential Emissions Reductions: -0.5061 lbs CO2e per mile  |  Potential Cost Savings: NA