Sustainable Transportation

As we all suffer at the gas pumps, and with summer travel season right around the corner, the idea of sustainable transportation is indeed an attractive one. In the here and now, sustainable transportation basically comes down to vehicles. What can a mobility-loving, energy-conscientious individual do?

Drive a vehicle that gets good gas mileage.

Drive a vehicle that can burn biodiesel or ethanol.

Buy a hybrid gas-electric vehicle.

Consider getting an electric vehicle.

Take advantage of carpooling or car sharing in communities where that system exists.

Walk or ride your bike for a commuting change.

Plant trees to offset your personal CO2 emissions.

Adapted from Solar Living Source Book: Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living by John Schaeffer (New Society Publishers, 2008).


Ben Oscarsito
Ben Oscarsito3 years ago

Sustainable Transportation - An International perspective...

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago

good tips...might add in maintain your vehicle so it actually gets that mileage and limit use of air conditioner for same reason.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Great article! Thanks for sharing!

Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Wen Ping
Lea Thng4 years ago

Thank you

richa blue akasha
Raiin Blue4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Dave C.
David C.4 years ago

good ideas...would like to see more of these being followed......we try, but its disheartening when you see how many monster-SUVs are out there, with one person, and being driven inefficiently.....

Sergei Trubetzkoy

In the 70's a lot of people were hitchiking until the smear campaign which was designed to frighten people into not picking up hitchikers changed all of that. In that list of alternatives hitchiking should be included. Hitchiking is safer for the driver than the rider, contrary to the scary movies portrayal. Could these have been financed by the petroleum industry?