World Car-Free Day: Eco-Friendly alternatives for a greener future
September 22nd, it’s World Car-Free Day. This day reminds us of the significant impact that automobiles have on our environment. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore planet-friendly transportation alternatives and reflect on how our individual choices can contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future.
At Ricova, we use liquefied natural gas-powered on 50 of our trucks for the collection of residual and recyclable materials, a fuel with a lower environmental impact.
1. The Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM)
The REM is a remarkable innovation in public transportation. It’s a network of fast and efficient electric light rail that connects regions in Montreal. Using the REM is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint.
You can learn more about how to use it https://rem.info/en/travelling/how-to-use-the-rem
Did you know that Ricova’s head office is located just a few minutes walking distance from a REM station? Many of our employees ride it!
Bicycling is one of the most eco-friendly modes of transportation. Hop on your bike and explore your city emission-free. Make sure to wear a helmet, a good coat, follow traffic rules, and share the road safely with others.
Walking is simple, free, and environmentally friendly. If your destination is within a reasonable distance, opt for walking. It’s good for your health and the planet. Take the time to admire your surroundings and reconnect with nature.
If you can’t completely avoid using a car, consider carpooling. Sharing a ride with others reduces the number of vehicles on the road and saves fuel. There are even apps to facilitate carpooling in your area. Here are some popular carpooling apps:
- Covoiturage.ca: https://www.covoiturage.ca/
- Amigo Express: https://www.amigoexpress.com/
- Blablacar: https://www.blablacar.fr/
- Poparide: https://www.poparide.com/
Explore these apps to find carpooling opportunities near you and contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of your commutes.
On this World Car-Free Day, let’s choose eco-friendly alternatives for our commutes. Every small effort counts in reducing air pollution, traffic congestion, and greenhouse gas emissions. Together, we can contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future. So, let’s step out of our cars, try new ways of getting around, and inspire others to do the same.
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