Transportation Month Bulletin Entries

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Transportation Month Bulletin Entries

Bulletin Announcement

(To be printed/posted at least two weeks prior to the designated month)

(Month) is Transportation Month at (Name of) Church! Our passenger vehicles are responsible for approximately 51% of our household greenhouse gas emissions, contributing a great deal to climate change and ecological degradation. As we strive to care for creation as well as explore new ways to be in community with the human and nonhuman world around us, members are encouraged to walk, bicycle, take public transportation, or carpool to church during Transportation Month. (Name of Spokesperson) will give a presentation on Transportation Month activities at (education hour) next (Sunday), the (date). Please come with questions and ideas!

Bulletin Entry Sunday #1

Welcome to Transportation Month! As we strive to care for creation by making use of alternative forms of transportation this month, hear this good news: Leaving your vehicle at home just two days a week will reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,600 pounds per year!*

* http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/road.html

Bulletin Entry Sunday #2

This is the second week of Transportation Month. You might be interested to know that one person switching to public transit can reduce daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds, or more than 4,800 pounds in a year. A single commuter switching his or her commute to public transportation can reduce a household’s carbon emissions by 10% and up to 30% if he or she eliminates a second car.* Furthermore, as of January 2010, people who take public transportation can save an average of $9,242 per year by comparison to those who drive.**

* http://publictransportation.org/takesusthere/docs/facts_at_a_glance.pdf

** http://www.publictransportation.org/

Bulletin Entry Sunday #3

This is the third week of Transportation Month. Drivers, keep your cars tuned! Maintaining your car’s engine can improve its gas mileage by 4%, saving you approximately $0.11 per gallon. Also, keeping your tires properly inflated can improve gas mileage by up to 3%, saving you up to approximately $0.08 per gallon.* Riding your bicycle will improve your gas mileage by 100%!

* http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/maintain.shtml

Bulletin Entry Sunday #4

This is the final week of Transportation Month. How have you experienced caring for creation this month? The congregation and friends of the congregation are invited to a celebration of Transportation Month on (Date) at (Place). Please come prepared to share your stories and ideas!

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