May 9, 2013
The program is the first of its kind in North Texas and was launched to the public on Earth Day.
April 24, 2013
Using Xcel Energy’s Windsource program, the agency purchased approximately 71,000 kilowatt-hours of wind-generated electricity — about a day’s worth of the power required to operate the light rail line on Earth Day.
April 23, 2013
Each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
April 22, 2013
Statistics for early 2011 show that 18.6% of U.S. transit buses used compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and blends. Almost 9% (8.8%) of public transit buses were hybrids and nearly 8% (7.9%) of public transit buses used biodiesel.
April 3, 2013
Activities at Washington Union Station will feature daily event offerings to include exhibits and activities such as an alternative energy show, a youth art contest and the NASA Earth Tent. Events are free and open to all ages.
April 23, 2012
Initiatives include using solar bus shelters, operating environmentally-friendly bus and rail vehicles, recycling bus wash water, and incorporating rain gardens at bus rapid transit stations.
April 19, 2012
Provides a calculator that tells visitors how much carbon dioxide they would save by riding transit. Also showcases investments such as state-of-the-art clean-fuel technologies and highlights progress providing access to affordable housing near transit and improving transportation in national parks.
April 25, 2011
In recognition of Earth Day, the ABA put together its top five reasons that environmentally conscious and fiscally sensible travelers should take the motorcoach instead of planes, trains and personal automobiles. Group will partner with MCI for new award.
Currently, public transportation in the U.S. saves 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions and 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline, according to APTA.
April 5, 2010
AHSRA will also assist the Earth Day Network's efforts in encouraging "1 Billion Acts of Green," a campaign to encourage small but impactful changes in everyday people's behavior.
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