In the United States, we use 28% of our energy to move people and goods from one place to another. Personal vehicles consume more than 60% of the energy used for transportation. With less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States is home to one-third of the world’s automobiles. Over the next 20 years, the total number of miles driven by Americans is projected to grow by 40%, increasing the demand for fuel.
You can save money and help the planet at the same time by making great choices, including driving less.
FIRST AND FOREMOST, CHOOSE OTHER OPTIONS LIKE:
CONSIDER TRANSPORTATION WHEN CHOOSING WHERE TO LIVE, SHOP AND WORK
- Where you live impacts your choices, and your choices impact the environment. Wilmette neighborhoods vary greatly in their walkability and access to public transportation. Find out how your home rates on the walkscore system.