We've seen important progress towards SMART funding but still need to your help to make it happen.
Plus more great nominees for the Regional Transit Awards and the Commuter Challenge this Earth Day. Read on . . .
Make sure to buy your tickets today for TRU's 2014 Regional Transit Awards dinner May 8 to celebrate these nominees, contratulate the winners, and support TRU's advocacy all year round!
Celebrate This Earth Day with the Detroit Commuter Challenge
Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22, and you might be stumped about what more you can do to help the environment.
You've recycled, installed energy-saving light bulbs, turned down your thermostat and even put extra insulation in your attic. What else can you do?
You may have overlooked the most effective way to protect the earth and reduce global warming: taking the bus instead of driving your car:
- In fact one-third of US global warming pollution is due to transportation. Switching your commute to public transit can reduce your household’s carbon emissions by 10%, among the greatest personal impacts you can have in reducing greenhouse gas.
- Detroit children have extremely high rates of asthma, due in part to cars and trucks producing air pollution that create smog and soot. Taking transit not only eliminates air pollution from your car, it can decrease traffic congestion and pollution from others.
- Oil and other waste from cars runoff into our lakes and rivers, polluting the Great Lakes and our drinking water.
This Earth Day is a great chance to decrease your pollution by trying transit!
With the Detroit Commuter Challenge, you can even win prizes just for not commuting solo in your car - biking, walking, carpooling, and telecommuting count too!. Sign up today and give it a try!
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