St.Margaret's News June 2021 - Page 8

Carbon Action Pro

Transport
Cars are responsible for nearly half of all transport greenhouse gas emissions in Australia and have grown steadily , 22 % since 2005 . For individuals and private households , transport represents the greatest proportion of their greenhouse gas emissions . Put a check ( ✓ ) in the box if you are already doing the action ; put a * in the box for the actions you intend to start doing . There are blanks at the end for you to add your own ideas or actions .
✓ Switch to a low-emission or electric vehicle ( https :// renew . org . au / renew-magazine / buyersguides / ending-the-ice-age-an-electric-vehiclebuyers-guide /) ✓ Reduce car use by increasing walking , riding or use of public transport ✓ Walk or ride your bike to the café or local shop for minor items rather than driving to the supermarket ✓ Plan your activities to combine them where possible to reduce vehicle use ✓ Take the bus or ride your bike to work at least once per week ( https :// www . transport . act . gov . au / getting-around / journey-planner ) ✓ Ride or walk to school ( https :// www . transport . act . gov . au / about-us / schools / ride-orwalk-to-school ) ✓ Start a Walking School Bus ( https :// www . yourmove . org . au / resources / how-to-start-awalking-school-bus /) ✓ Plan a weekend bike or bus excursion ( https :// www . transport . act . gov . au / aboutus / active-travel / active-travel-in-thecommunity / cycling-and-walking-maps ; https :// www . transport . act . gov . au / getting-around / find-a-stop-or-map ) ✓ Reduce the number of vehicles in the household ✓ Take advantage of car-share schemes where you hire a car by the
St Margaret ’ s News 8 June 2021