We all have our share dependent on our carbon emissions footprints. In the following some real problems and what can be done about it. In focus, cars.
Are you driving a car which uses fossil fuel or gas?
If you can answer this with yes, then you are actively contributing to climate change and with your continuation in doing so you threaten the future habitability of what we call our home. Climate aside, each time you push the gas pedal your car is creating toxic fumes, which is a threat to the driver and all people in the surroundings of those kind of cars, especially the children who are prone to directly inhale.
Your pollution habit is no excuse for inaction and avoiding the problem. It concerns your very own well being. Make a change and take part in the transition to less carbon incentive technologies and usage!
What can we do to reduce our carbon footprints when it comes to transportation?
Production, engine technology, overall efficiency and the usage patterns determine individual emissions contributions. Which can vary a lot, and it isn’t always the best choice to buy a new car, because of the emissions which are generated during vehicle production. However, if you are in the position to buy a new car it is highly recommended to go electric.
The electric car option
There are not many excuses left to not buy an electric car, buying one draws down costs, helps to garner support for the electric energy infrastructure and is the best example for other car drivers to make the switch. If you are not located in some isolated spot on the land with no way to reload energy during long distance drives then you have to seriously consider buying an electric car.
An increasingly positive trend is the option to use car sharing, only use a vehicle when you really need it and maybe the best way to test an electric car.
Do you really need to take the plane for your next holiday? Traveling by train might take longer but it doesn’t inject emissions directly into the upper atmosphere and depending on the electricity source can potentially be even carbon neutral. If this isn’t a real option for you, why not try to imagine a holiday destination which doesn’t require to travel by plane in the first place? Think global act local.
Emissions free zones
Opt for the introduction of CO2 free zones in your city, where only restricted access is granted dependent on the emissions of a vehicle. These zones help to push the electric car market and are a very effective way to make your city more healthy, more livable.
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