Reduce your CO2

There is no doubt that the food we eat in our daily diet influences our state of health. In the same way it happens with the choice of the transport mode of each person to carry out the displacements and the health of the planet.

Climate change is the disease suffered by the earth, due to, among others, the accumulation of emissions in the earth's atmosphere in the form of CO2 from motorized means of transport.

People who use the car to go everywhere walk much less than people who do not have a car: a total of 200 km less than half a year. All those calories that are not burned end up accumulating so that in a period of 10 years all this "deficit of walking" could lead to an increase in weight of nothing more and nothing less than 30 kilos. In addition, during that time your car will have released almost two tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Every time we move from one place to another, we leave behind a trail of CO2. It can be very thick, if we use a very polluting means of transport, or barely visible, if we use a sustainable means of transport.

 

The impacts of transport

One of the characteristics of the society in which we live is its ability to transport people and goods quickly and comfortably. However, the price that must be paid for transport is not only in the cost of fuel or the ticket, but also in the emissions of toxic gases and greenhouse gases, and in accidents, noise and traffic jams.

An important part of what transport costs us in reality is hidden in the so-called external costs, which are usually not contemplated, but which can be transformed into euros in order to appreciate its magnitude.

The available data show that public transport is much less expensive than private car use. For example, the cost that would have meant not using the train public transport network, funicular tram and bus from Eusko Trenbideak was calculated: the invoice would amount to € 25,756,995 per year (2013 data).

The transport operator of Euskadi, Eusko Trenbideak - Ferrocarriles Vascos, S.A. it has a global emission of its means of transport (train, tram, funicular, and bus) of 45.85 grams of CO2 per person and kilometer.

The more people traveling by train, tram, funicular, metro and bus, the more the CO2 line decreases, and the emissions can reach as low as 25 grams of CO2 per person per kilometer.

Contribute to this goal: it is healthy for you, for your environment and for your planet.