maybe not 16, but can you do one ton?

the clean air campaign is looking to you to help take one ton of pollution out of atlanta’s skies over the next year.

it’s actually pretty simple – you just commit to one alternative commute a week. carpool, public transit, bike, walk, telework – anything other than driving alone. the math says that the average atlanta commuter would take one ton of pollution out of the air by doing this once a week.

so what do you say, up for the one ton challenge?

if so you can register here.

i’d tell you about my own experiences becoming a ‘clean’ commuter, but i might get accused of self-righteous preaching again ;-)

1 Comment so far

  1. crackwilding on May 2nd, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

    I’ll fill in on the self-righteous preaching front. I haven’t driven a car to work in several years. Usually I bike, but lately I’ve been walking (6 miles a day — you might have seen me walking down Decatur reading a book).

    One of the neat things about walking is that you get to see (if you’re not reading) all the bike commuters. All four of them (this was the actual number that passed me this morning, including one who almost got run over). And you can count all the people alone in two-ton SUVs with coffee in one hand and cellphone in the other. Or you could, if they made numbers that big.

    Anyway, this experience doesn’t give me a lot of hope, personally fulfilling as though is. More power to ya if you choose to participate, but until I see something besides massive traffic jams every morning, I’m not going to break out the bubbly.

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