13% of members are saving with this action!
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 Savings||500 - 1,650 kg|
|1,100 - 3,630 lbs|
|Annual Cash Savings||$1,000 - $4,000|
|Initial Cost||$400 - $1,200|
|Time to pay for itself||0.0 - 1.0 years|
|CO2 saved per year per initial dollar invested||0.42 - 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.