• Sheldon Fernandes

Transportation: a significant way to reduce our carbon footprint

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

I am still relatively new to the idea of being sustainable and reducing my personal carbon footprint, as well as the carbon footprint of the businesses I work in and with. This means that I don’t take a scientific approach necessarily, but more of a business related one. For me, any changes I undertake have to be financially sustainable, as well as easy to adapt, or I won’t be able to make them.

One key area, that generates a large percentage of emissions, is transportation. Luckily, this is also an area where, as consumers, we have a great deal of choice. Consumers, also in great part, drive the market. So where there is demand, products will be made. I encourage businesses of all sizes to think about the frequency and types of transportation they are using and how they could modify it to reduce the impact on the environment.

Check out this article by Gregory Heilers on renewable natural gas. You will find out more about one way to change your transportation use to reduce your carbon footprint and become more sustainable in your personal and business life.

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