Your Green Corner: Green Road Trips

blog_bike_green_cornerWe’re excited about a new feature being introduced on this blog, “Your Green Corner.” In regular posts, we will highlight the individual things we all do to green our corners of the world. Here at Global Green, we work daily on projects and initiatives that are often big in scope, but we recognize the fact that local actions can have a global impact--and that a series of small steps can cover a lot of ground. We will continue to post about actions at work, at home, and at play and we are also going to start asking our supporters to share the big and small things they do to green their own corners of the world. So here's our first staff post on the subject, starting with this month's transportation theme. One of the simple (and delightful) things I am personally doing to green my corner of the world: biking to work. I'm fortunate enough to live close to the office and can easily and safely ride my bike to work, and I look forward to estimating how much that small act does to reduce carbon emissions (and how much I save on gas) after an extended period of time. Many of my colleagues also make a difference by walking, driving electric and hybrid vehicles, or taking public transportation to the office.

And this is where you come in: We want to hear about your green transportation actions and experiences. What do you do to green your corner of the world while traveling? What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint on the road? Check our Facebook page for the post on this subject and leave your own tips or tales in the comments. (If you haven’t already done so, please like us on Facebook!)

On the topic of alternative transportation, we're co-hosting an open forum on bike sharing tonight, Wednesday, July 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. with the city of Santa Monica, to discuss the possibility of providing the area with a transit option to keep cars off the road and reduce CO2 emissions. We know LA could use better public transit options and we've heard high praise from colleagues and friends who live in cities with bike share programs. If you're in the Santa Monica area, please join us (information here on our Facebook page). If you're not from the LA area or you cannot make the event, you can show your support for the program by signing this petition.