Every day, everywhere, responsible companies are doing their part to make our world greener and stronger. The second in a series, this post explores some of the more innovative ways these companies inspire us all to do more.
Bicycling, walking, public transportation, ride-sharing, telecommuting, and working from home. These are all forms of sustainable employee transportation, or eco-friendly ways to get to work. Some are more eco-friendly than others. For example, if you’re choosing public transportation, which do you think is the most energy efficient?
We all know that the carbon cost of transportation is the leading cause of global climate change. There’s no way to get around that fact. However, more and more cities and states are pouring money into discovering viable alternative transportation options that are carbon-neutral. The biggest hurdle for these alternative transportation systems is the public’s knowledge of how to integrate them into a daily commute.
It’s no secret that we, as humans, have made a mess of our planet. From wildlife habitat loss to rising sea levels, climate change is a real and present danger. Politicians and private citizens alike are trying to discover ways that they can help make a positive change, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. After all, what difference can one person or family make?
As information becomes increasingly accessible, society is more in tune with our impact on the planet. In just the past 20 years, we’ve seen an increased awareness of climate issues worldwide. And in the corporate sphere, this is perhaps more apparent than anywhere else.
Wandering through a Farmer’s Market is much more than a trendy weekend activity. Supporting local farmers and businesses is a way to put money into your local economy, decrease your carbon footprint, and improve your own state of health and well-being.