You can make a difference by making a personal pledge to walk or bike more and drive less.
According to the Canadian Vehicle Survey:
· The average car emits 4 tonnes of CO2 in a year,
· Transportation contributes to about 30 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions, and
· Driving just 10 per cent less will save about 400 kilograms in CO2 emissions over a year.
If every Canadian left their car at home just one day a week, we would save about 3.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year – the equivalent of taking about 800,000 cars off the road.
The iCANwalk pledge asks you to identify locations in your community that you could easily and safely walk or bike to, then pledge to use active transportation to get to them instead of driving.
Take the pledge today.