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We Earthlings: The Average Commute Produces 23.05 Lbs. of CO2

We Earthlings: The Average Commute Produces 23.05 Lbs. of CO2

The average commute in the United States produces more than 23 pounds of carbon dioxide. Reduce your transportation carbon footprint by biking, walking, carpooling, or taking public transport — even just one or two days a week. If you must drive, simple car maintenance and driving techniques can help reduce your carbon footprint.

How did we arrive at the numbers in this poster? The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports the average trip length for work-related travel was 25.9 miles in 2017. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports the average passenger vehicle emits 404 grams of CO2 per mile.

What connects us all? Nature and our shared relationships through nature. Share We Earthling posters to help your friends remember the importance of sustainable habits. (Click the image for a larger, high-resolution poster.)

The average U.S. commute produces 23.05 pounds of carbon dioxide.

This poster was originally published on August 13, 2019.

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