31% of members are saving with this action!
Biking or walking to work as compared to driving. Both of these offer enormous sustainable benefits and also health benefits such as exercise and a period of time to relax and reduce stress on the way home. This solution assumes ownership of a vehicle and biking or walking when able, or else the 'Exclusive Sustainable Transportation' solution is more appropriate.
The cost for this solution is for a reasonable bike and accessories. Savings assume an average of 100km biked per week rather than driving, which can be customized on the calculator.
Benefits and costs
|Annual CO2 Savings||200 - 500 kg|
|440 - 1,100 lbs|
|Annual Cash Savings||$300 - $500|
|Initial Cost||$100 - $500|
|Time to pay for itself||0.0 - 2.0 years|
|CO2 saved per year per initial dollar invested||0.40 - 5.00 kg|
* These value ranges were taken from many sources including product documentation, published reports, and the reference material linked here.
If everyone did this ...
If every household in the US did this, it could save a collective 66,000,000 tons of CO2 per year!
This would be equivalent to:
- Taking 12,941,176 cars off the road for a year
- Producing 4,962,406 tons of Beef
Visit How Much CO2 Is That? for more information.