Transportation is responsible for almost one-third of carbon emissions in the US. Move beyond the walls of your building and see how to reduce the carbon being emitted into the air by our transportation usage.
START THE TRANSPORTATION CONVERSATION
The Green Streets Initiative is a Cambridge, MA-based organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting the use of sustainable and active transportation. Their mission is to cultivate the car-light movement and inspire community members to rethink their commutes through their monthly Walk/Ride Days and their annual Commuter Challenge for workplaces.
CARBON OFFSETS GUIDE
If you're going to travel for business or pleasure, you might as well balance your emissions by offsetting. Love them or hate them, companies buy millions of carbon offsets every year. Simplifying, the academic literature makes seemingly contradictory conclusions: 1) most offsets are junk and 2) good offsets are better than almost all other tradeable instruments. The best thing to do is to lower your own emissions as much as possible. But it's essentially impossible to go carbon-free right now without these instruments. This independent guide untangles the offset paradox and helps buyers find quality offset projects—if you are going to buy offsets, you might as well buy offsets that work.