Transportation

Transportation accounts for more greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions than any other sector – 29% of all GHGs in the United States come from people and goods traveling from point A to point B. It is tempting to think that most of these come from large trucks, planes, etc. but fully 59% of the emissions created by transportation come from light duty vehicles, the vehicles we own that make much of our lives possible. In fact, SUVs alone account for more carbon emissions than trucking and aviation.

The good news is that there are many choices we can all make that help reduce these emissions. Choosing to walk or bike when possible are the best options. Taking the bus is also very beneficial. And finally, if driving is your preferred mode of travel, there are a great number of things you can do to reduce the carbon footprint of your travel.

Please browse through the links below to see what strategies will work for you!

Fuel Saving Strategies

Tips for More Efficient Driving
Our gas mileage tips can help you reduce the amount of gas you use. If you are already following these tips, you are probably getting the best gas mileage your car can deliver…read more

Electric Vehicles

Are EV’s Really Better for the Environment?
One of the questions I’m most frequently asked about electric vehicles (EV) is: “Are they really a cleaner option?”…read more

Can I Drive an EV in Oklahoma?
Four years ago, Oklahoma car dealerships sold fewer than 300 electric vehicles, which — rounded to the nearest decimal — amounted to a market share of 0.0%…read more

8 Best Used Electric Vehicles Electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are now abundant enough that they’re becoming easier to find on the used market. While still nowhere near as mainstream as conventional, gas-powered cars, vehicles that can run on electricity alone are getting more affordable for more drivers…read more

Walk/Bike/Ride

Go Green For Earth Day: Active Transportation Can Improve Health, Save Money and Mitigate Climate Change
Since Earth Day is this month, this is a good time to think about the impact we have on our environment and what we can do to reduce that impact…read more

Why Active Transportation
Making walking and bicycling, or active transportation, safe and convenient meets a critical need of American communities that benefits everyoneread more