Do #10 Cleaner Transport
Travelling, whether across town or across the country, is one of the activities that many Aussies enjoy at Christmas but it can come at a financial and environmental cost. Vehicles make up 80% of carbon monoxide emissions in urban settings.
Take action, commit to Do #10.
Our top actions include:
- Ditch the car for short trips and get out with the family for a bike ride or walk, great for fighting off the effects of too much Christmas pudding! Or trying out the fitness tracker present.
- Use public transport as it not only makes environmental sense but could also be a safer options for christmas parties and can also be a fun way of exploring where you live.
- Drive fuel smart - when driving, brake and accelerate as smoothly as possible (this will be popular with your passengers too!), keep to the speed limits for effecient fuel usage, make sure your tyre pressure is correct for long trips, try to keep excess baggage to a minimum.
- Recycle old car batteries, used motor oil and tyres.
Taking to the air instead? There are plenty of organisations and some airlines that will offset the carbon emissions of your flights.