We all need transportation to get from one place to another using cars, buses, trains, bicycles, or even our feet. All of these modes
of transportation use energy sources like oil, electricity, or our
own bodies. Most use fossil fuels that can pollute the air and harm ecosystems. To move our vehicles around, we also need to build roads, sidewalks, bridges, interstates, and bike lanes. All of these things are part of the built environment. Building them requires more energy and resources. We can help protect the Earth by using efficient transportation.
Now let's collect and analyze some data.
Carpooling means sharing a car with another family or friend. Carpooling is good for the environment because it means less fuel is used.
Have you ever carpooled with a friend or family member before?
How many miles do you live away from school? Ask an adult or search directions online.
Think about how you get to and from school every day. Fill out the chart below.
Ask an adult or search directions online.
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Walking and biking produce zero emissions, which
keeps the air clean and good for our health! If it is safe and an adult gives you permission, this is the most sustainable form of transportation.
If you do not walk or bike to school, consider why it is not the best choice for you right now. You can check more than one.