Environment

St. John's Norwood Climate Pledge #1: transport

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Engage 30 St. John's parishioners to pledge to reduce their transportation impact during Lent


  • 6 weeks

    To go

  • 30

    Target

  • 0

    Participants

Project Starter

Tom Kerr

Short description:

Car and air travel are the top sources of personal carbon emissions for U.S. families. Together, they account for one-fifth of the typical Montgomery County family’s yearly climate footprint (coolclimate.org/calculator). Pledge to cut your transportation footprint and make a big difference!

Sign up opens: 19 Feb 2020

Sign up closes: 12 Apr 2020

Goal / impact

Lower greenhouse gas and air pollution from transportation.

Healthier people.

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Engage 30 St. John's parishioners to pledge to reduce their transportation impact during Lent

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Check the pledge(s) you’d like to take

Leave the car at home more often during Lent.

____ Reduce the number of days you drive to work. Your pledge: ______ days per week of green commuting

(bus, train, walking, biking).

____ Take public transportation to church throughout Lent, or bike or walk.

____ Walk to your nearby errands throughout Lent. Your pledge: Walk for errands less than 0.5, 1 or 2 miles

(circle your choice), or for these specific errands (e.g., groceries): _______________________

Take a greener vacation.

____ Change your mind on an upcoming vacation. Go local instead of far away.

____ Change the mode of travel you had planned on. Check if driving or flying is

better: https://www.befrugal.com/tools/fly-or-drive-calculator/. Or take the train.

Buy greener.

____ Offset your carbon emissions from flying and driving for Lent or all of 2020. With a small donation to a

green global project, you can offset your travel emissions. Consider offsetting your annual carbon

footprint for greater impact. These sites provide travel emission calculators and projects for donations:

https://co2.myclimate.org/en/flight_calculators/new & https://www.carbonfootprint.com/car_offsetting.html

____ In the market for a new car? Make it more fuel efficient than your current car: an efficient used car

(often the greenest choice), or electric, hybrid or best-in-class


Questions? Contact St John’s Eco Action Team members Jane Houlihan (jhoulihan@me.com) and Melanie

Folstad (melanie.folstad@rbc.com).