If you're not able to join the #ClimateStrike on Friday, you can still make a statement by choosing a green commute.

On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will be taking action across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. 

If you're interested in ways you can help reduce global greenhouse emissions and be a better steward of the environment, take a look at how you travel and see if there are ways to reduce the number of trips you take by car and increase the number of trips that are higher on the 'green transportation hierarchy.'

  • Walking– Walking to school, to work and to lunch is the greenest way to travel. Walking involves zero emission of any greenhouse gas, it’s free and is a good form of exercise for the body.
  • Biking (or Scooters) – Faster than walking, low cost and efficient. The cost of buying and maintaining bicycles or scooters is only fraction of that required for car and is only slightly less eco friendly than walking.
  • Transit – Redmond has the 3rd best transit access in the state-and its only getting better.  Taking the bus is also affordable and easily accessible mode of green transportation. (Request a free ORCA bus pass from Go Redmond).
  • Carpool or Vanpool Group of colleagues, friends and others, can use one vehicle rather than everyone driving their individual vehicles in same direction.  More economical and eco friendly! Go Redmond can even help you find a carpool or vanpool with our online ridematching program.  Apps like Waze Carpool and Scoop have made carpooling more flexible and tech friendly.
  • Driving Alone – Opting for green vehicles like hybrid or electric will have less of an environmental impact than the conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.  But even driving a fuel-efficient small car produces several times more greenhouse gas emissions than catching an existing bus service and contributes to traffic congestion, which is polluting.