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According to Discovery’s Planet Green, “American workers spend an average of 47 hours per year commuting through rush hour traffic. This adds up to 3.7 billion hours and 23 billion gallons of gas wasted in traffic each year” in the U.S. and the equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions. So it’s important for us all to do our part to offset these emissions. Obviously, walking and biking are the most environmentally friendly forms of transportation since the only energy required is your own. So is this possible? If a vehicle, however, is definitely needed, look into public transportation routes, carpooling, scooters, motorcycles, electric vehicles, hybrids, and car sharing services such as Zipcar. Many businesses and companies these days support alternative forms of transportation and will provide employees with monetary incentives such as free parking for hybrids or bonuses for bike and carpool commuters.

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A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
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