Transport - Positive Possibilities

We all need to get to places – but how we do so can have a big impact on the climate. Read on to discover some facts about the impact transport has on climate change and some the positive actions you can take to manage your own impact. Why not share the list with your friends to see what actions they will take?

Did you know?
  • Greenhouse gases from cars account for 10 % of UK's total emissions
  • Globally, one quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions come from transport
  • Air travel is responsible for 2,5 % of global greenhouse gas emissions
  • There are over 1 billion active cars in the world
  • A car emits on average 180 g CO2e/km, whereas walking or biking emits 0!
  • If more people walked to school, there would be less local air pollution
  • 60 % of all 1-2 mile trips in England are made using a car
  • Fewer cars means more space for humans and nature
  • An electric car emits a third of the emissions from a petrol car
Actions you can take to make a positive change
  • I will ask the local council to improve the cycle lanes to school
  • I will cycle or walk to school at least once a week
  • I will research if my family can buy an electric car
  • My friends and I will organise a 'walking school bus'
  • I will campaign to make my school area a 'no car zone'
  • Next time we plan a holiday I will research public transport options
  • I will encourage my family to join a car club
  • I will ask my local council to create more walking streets
  • I will try to not travel by airplane

Want to know more? The links below are great extra reading about all things transport and climate change.

Better Transport >

Transport Emissions >

Living Streets >

CO2 emissions from flying >

Walking School Bus >

Lift Sharing on the School Run >

What actions will you take? Share you plans with us on social media using #ClimateOfChange so we can cheer you on. Don't forget to explore the other positive actions themes, too.

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