By Melanie Stewart
Earlier this fall, individuals who were on the TravelSmart interest group mailing list plus registered TravelSmart participants received a feedback survey. If you took that survey, THANK YOU! The information you provided was very helpful and not only lets us know what’s going on, but will help us to make improvements in the future.
First things first: the winner of the $50 gift certificate to eCreamery is Diane Landon!
Even if you didn’t take the survey, we received some pretty interesting information:
Pretty great, huh? But wait—there’s more!
By using active transportation, TravelSmart participants are saving approximately 8,182 single occupant vehicle miles (miles that would have otherwise been taken by an individual driving a car) PER WEEK. Do you know how far that is? You could drive from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Buffalo, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, L.A., Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York, and back to Portland, Maine, with miles to spare. If you are counting, that’s 33 states! And that’s just one week! If you extrapolate that out to year, it’s the greenhouse gas emission from 57.2 tons of waste in a landfill, or CO2 emissions from producing electricity for 21 homes, or the carbon sequestered by 3,952 tree seedlings grown for 10 years! That reduction in pollution helps to prevent asthma attacks, cancer, and premature death, while helping those with COPD and other respiratory diseases.
Way to go TravelSmart Participants!
Don’t forget, if at any time you have any questions, concerns, or feedback about the TravelSmart program, whether you are registered or not, please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org .