A quarter of the trips Americans take by car are within walking distance. New American Dream
On The Move Facts
A roundtrip flight from New York to Los Angeles emits more than 2,000 lbs of CO2 - about a third of the amount a hybrid car emits in an entire year! Carbon Fund
Americans buy over $5 billion worth of outdoor gear annually. All of these products require energy, water, chemicals, and land to produce. Green Your...
An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by 2% or more for small cars. Fuel Economy.gov
Aviation contributes 2% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions and is expected to rise to 3% by 2050. Enviro Aero
Bicycling and walking are not just recreational activities, but transportation options with many benefits for our health, community, and environment.
By taking public transportation instead of driving the money you save in gas over a year is more than the average household spends on food annually. Public Transportation
Communities with public transportation reduce the nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually- equivalent to the electricity used by 4.9 million households. Public Transportation
Emissions from nonroad engines contribute as much as 15-20% of pollution in cities across the United States according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
For many short- to medium-distance trips, airplanes emit more heat-trapping gases per person than cars. Union of Concerned Scientists
Hard acceleration and braking can waste fuel and lower your mileage by 33% on the highway and 5% around town. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
If all Americans kept their tires properly inflated (and a government study shows that many don't), we'd use 2% less gasoline nationwide! Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Leaving your car at home just two days a week will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,600 pounds per year. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Officers on bikes can usually reach the scene of a crime before those in squad cars, typically making 50% more arrests per day. Earth Policy Institute
People who live near public transportation drive an average of 4,400 less miles a year than those who don't. Public Transportation
By taking public transportation instead of driving the money you save in gas over a year is more than the average household spends on food annually.