Carpooling does more than help the environment
Written by Jody Cmoc Thursday, 04 November 2010 13:05Carpool Week came and went, but that doesn’t mean people still can’t work it into their daily routine.
According to Environment Canada, transportation represents the largest single source of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 27 per cent of the total.
Cara Hull, student at Lethbridge College, tries to somehow incorporate carpooling into her everyday schedule
“I try to encourage walking and car pooling because it not only saves gas but its better for the environment,” says Hull, who admits she didn’t realize Carpool Week had passed
Many people do not know about Carpool Week or even know when it is
Jesselyn Nixon, another student at Lethbridge College, tries to use her vehicle as least as possible
“I live in residence so I never drive to school,” says Nixon
“Even when I need to go for groceries, if I only need a few things, I will walk to the store instead of starting my vehicle.Last week the city, along with LC have been promoting Carpool Week and encouraging the city to sign up at http://www.carpool.ca/ to learn more information about carpooling.
Check out this week’s real poll on page 5 to find out LC student’s perspecitves about carpooling.