YouSustain

Exclusive Sustainable Transportation

12% of members are saving with this action!

Save up to 1,650 kg / 3,630 lbs CO2 and up to $4,000 per year!

This solution means to use sustainable transportation as a replacement for non-sustainable forms such as a personal vehicle. Sustainable forms of travel include at least public transportation, biking and walking.

Savings are as compared to owning a car with a moderate monthly payment and and fuel costs. The costs include possibly buying a bicycle, public transit pass, etc.

Benefits and costs

Annual CO2 Savings500 - 1,650 kg
1,100 - 3,630 lbs
Annual Cash Savings$1,000 - $4,000
Initial Cost$400 - $1,200
Time to pay for itself0.0 - 1.0 years
CO2 saved per year per initial dollar invested0.42 - 4.13 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 217,800,000 tons of CO2 per year!

This would be equivalent to:

  • Taking 42,705,882 cars off the road for a year
  • Producing 16,375,940 tons of Beef

Visit How Much CO2 Is That? for more information.

Recent Related Links

Payoff for Efficient Cars Takes Years

"Analysts say the added cost of the new technologies is limiting the ability of fuel-efficient cars to gain broader appeal."

G.M. Again Pauses Production of Chevy Volt

"General Motors said on Friday that it planned to halt production of the Chevrolet Volt for five weeks beginning later this month because dealers had more than they needed."

8 Facts and Myths About Warming Up Your Car in Winter

Should you warm up your car in winter? It's common practice, but you may be surprised at the consequences.

Vehicle Costs Data

Excellent data on the overall costs of driving/owning a vehicle.

VW Unveils its Electric Car: Test Driving the Golf Blue E-Motion

Test drive with the new electric Golf slated for production in 2014.

GM exec predicts 60,000 Volt models built in '12

General Motors Co. said today it may increase previously announced production plans for the extended range electric Chevrolet Volts.

Never Mind the Naysayers: The Chevy Volt is Excellent

Behind the wheel, we find that GMs highest-profile concept car has become a refreshing, radically different kind of production vehicle

'Stop-start' system coming to U.S. cars

"A relatively simple and inexpensive fuel-saving technology from Europe will soon be introduced on vehicles in North America, engineers say."

7 Ways My Clunker Is Smarter than a Hybrid

"Id like to explore just seven ways in which my old clunker may be a smarter choice than even the newest hybrid"

More myths busted about electric cars

9 myths about electric cars examined

All related links