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Ways to reduce your Green House Emissions: source, Denver Green Team Project

Ways to reduce your Green House Emissions: source, Denver Green Team Project

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  • 1. Transportation
  • 2. Objectives
      • learn about fuel use & alternative means of transport,
      • prevent further pollution,
      • travel options, &
      • share your knowledge with others
  • 3. Source: Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research
  • 4. Know Your Transportation
    • Nationally, most car trips are ____ miles.
        • a) less than 3   b) 5-10 miles c) 10-15 miles d) over 15
    • What percent of the world’s fossil fuel do Americans use?
    • a) 15% b) 30% c) 50% d) 75%
    • Of that percent, what amount do automobiles consume?
    • a) 15%  b) 30% c) 50% d) 75%
    • How many pounds of CO 2 are emitted when burning one gallon of gas ?
    • a) 1 b) 3 c) 5 d) 20
    • A report from 2002 finds the annual delay per rush hour traveler has grown from 16 hours to hours ____ a year since 1982.
    • a) 18 b) 20 c) 32 d) 46
  • 5.
    • Nationally, most car trips are ____ miles.
        • a) less than 3   b) 5-10 miles c) 10-15 miles d) over 15
    • What percent of the world’s fossil fuel do Americans use?
    • a) 15% b) 30% c) 50% d) 75%
    • Of that percent, what amount do automobiles consume?
    • a) 15%  b) 30% c) 50% d) 75%
    • How many pounds of CO 2 are emitted when burning one gallon of gas ?
    • a) 1 b) 3 c) 5 d) 20
    • A report from 2002 finds the annual delay per rush hour traveler has grown from 16 hours to hours ____ a year since 1982.
    • a) 18 b) 20 c) 32 d) 46
    Know Your Transportation
  • 6. Baseline
      • If you own a car:
        • How many miles do you drive a year?
          • National Average is 17,000
        • What is your miles/gallon?
          • National Average is 23.8
      • Do you own a boat, atv, lawnmower?
      • Sum the gallons used per year and multiply by 20 and that approximates the pounds of CO 2 generated per year… by you.
  • 7.
      • Every SECOND in America, cars collectively burn 3,000 gallons of gasoline and release 60,000 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
  • 8. Do today: Drive Smart Maximize your current MPG
      • Unload extra weight
      • Correct tire pressure
      • Get a tune up
      • Turn off engine when idling > 1 minute
      • Fuel when cool
      • Don’t top off
      • Avoid traffic jams
  • 9. Today: Walk or Bike
      • Set a goal: Once a week for an errand or work
      • Get a bicycle (used?)
      • Join a bike Group
      • Get to know the bike trails in your area
      • Walk to an errand or for exercise
        • Plan ahead!
  • 10. Share A Ride
      • Work
      • School
      • Parents
      • Recreation
    • How?
      • Car pool
      • Bundle your errands
      • Telecommunications
        • Webinar,etc.
  • 11. Combining Errands Combining several errands into one longer trip so your engine will stay warm. This helps you get things done and reduces traffic congestion and air pollution. Tips: 1. Keep a running list of the errands you need to do. 2. Group together items located near each other. 3. Plan ahead to give yourself enough time. 4. Think before you take off: Do I really need to make this trip? Can I combine it with another trip later? 5. Make sure your cloth bags are in the car
  • 12. Carpooling Benefits 465 gallons 930 gallons 00465 gallons Gasoline 9160 pounds 18320 pounds .916 pounds Carbon Dioxide 31 pounds 61 pounds 1.39 grams Nitrogen Oxides 460 pounds 921 pounds 20.9 grams Carbon Monoxide 62 pounds 123 pounds 2.8 grams Hydrocarbons 10,000 20,000 Miles Traveled w/ carpooling w/o carpooling Pollution or Fuel Consumption Amount per Mile Pollutant Problem
  • 13. Public Transit: Why?
      • Allows safe working and multi-tasking
      • Stimulates economic development
      • Saves money
      • Creates jobs
      • Gets people to work
      • Eases traffic congestion
      • Fosters more livable communities
      • Boosts real estate values
      • Improves air quality
      • Reduces energy consumption
      • Ensures safety
      • Enhances mobility during emergencies
    • (American Public Transportation Association)
  • 14. Public Transit: Just Do It
      • Try it first
      • Great Resources
        • www.rtd-denver.com
        • http://www.drcog.org/index.cfm
  • 15. Augment Public Transportation
    • Before you ride your bike to the bus, know the rules
      • If riding light rail, you need a Permit Card
  • 16. Flying
      • 20,319,276,869 gallons of fuel were used by the major, national, and regional airline carriers in the year 2000 at an estimated fuel cost of $16,385,169,282.
        • How many pounds of CO2 is that?
      • Airline fuel economy per passenger mile has improved by 61 percent over the last three decades. However, air travel growth is outpacing airline fuel efficiency gains
  • 17. Fly or Drive?
      • Air Travel Carbon Footprint Calculator
      • How far are you driving?
      • What are your driving?
      • Carbon Neutral Travel
  • 18. Food & Transportation?
      • 3 calories in transportation energy are used to provide 1 calorie of food
        • Buy locally grown food
        • Buy in season
        • Organic
      • Buy goods made in the USA
  • 19. Long Term
      • When it is time to replace your car:
        • Hybrid
        • Electric
        • Alternative Fuel
      • Avoid Gas-Powered Motors
      • Avoid Polluting Products
  • 20. What changes are you willing to make?
  • 21. Summary
      • Overall objectives of emissions reduction:
        • Living lightly on the Earth
        • Saving resources and money
      • Rethink! Now is the time for Elegant Simplicity
      • Questions?
    Thank you for Coming