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Federal Green Challenge Webinar – January 14, 2009


Transportation Alternatives 101
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
10:00am-11:30am PST
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Phone: 312-878-0211 (Code: 320-909-029)

Virtually all human activities have an impact on our environment, and transportation is no exception. The environmental impacts of transportation are equally significant and wide-ranging. Transportation specifically contributes to global warming through the burning of gasoline and diesel fuel. Any process that burns fossil fuel releases the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the air. Based on global warming potential, carbon dioxide accounts for over 80 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. In contrast with other air emissions, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation continue to rise—in large part because travel growth has outpaced improvements in vehicle energy efficiency. However, while vehicles continue to become more efficient, there are plenty of transportation alternatives that can be pursued to help slow the growth in vehicle miles traveled. In this webinar these alternatives will be discussed.

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