One Planet Living: Day 31: 2017
Carpooling, sharing a ride or combining errands is a great way to reduce you travel carbon emissions. With the majority of kiwis still driving round in fossil fueled vehicles the less we travel the better. Time and destination constraints can often prevent public transport, cycling and walking being an option so think about how you can introduce ride sharing into your weekly routine - make it easy to make it a habit. After all the share economy is the next big thing and doing this will not only reduce your environmental footprint but save you both some time and money.
Carpooling to work is one option but also think about those kids sports trips. We share rides to Tai Kwon Do, which is on twice a week, between three families. Leading to some simple but effective fuel savings. We haven't set this up yet this term so last night instead of driving there and back twice I decided to just stay put and make one trip. Nice to hang around and watch and do the smile and big thumbs up when your boy is out there working hard!
My name is Carolyn Cox, I'm the Director of Green Businesss HQ.
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