Cutting Down on Carbon

What's the Best Way to Cut Your Carbon Emissions?

Eugene's Climate Recovery Ordinance sets some high goals for reducing our impact on global warming. Creating more walkable neighborhoods can help make it easier to reduce car trips and through that, carbon emissions. A new study details some of the most effective ways to trim your carbon footprint. 

As it turns out, adjustments to driving behavior carry far and away the most bang for your buck. Transportation accounts for 27 percent of U.S. emissions... To make a real dent, you have to up the ante by reducing overall driving—a 10 percent cut would save 1.6 percent of total emissions.
— Julian Spector, City Lab