The following is an update from our friends at the "Drive Less, Live More" organization here in Dayton (thanks Brenda!)…
Drive Less, Live More saves more than 11,200 miles in 14 days…
Participants surprised how easy it is
Two weeks into the Drive Less, Live More campaign, and area residents have cut their driving by nearly 11,250 miles (that’s like driving from New York City to Los Angeles and back twice), saving more than 239 gallons of gas, and preventing more than 11,000 pounds of greenhouse gases (CO2) from going into the air.
"This is a great start, and it comes at an important time of the year", says Don Spang, executive director of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, one of the four partnering agencies in the campaign. "Given the heat wave we’ve seen over the last few weeks and the number of Air Pollution Advisories we’ve issued, every little bit helps in reducing vehicle emissions."
And would-be drivers are finding that leaving their car behind from
time to time is simple, efficient and healthy. One man has lost 15
pounds during the first two weeks of the campaign. Jennifer Duncan
tried bringing her lunch to work and combining errands to save miles.
"I never realized that by just staying at work for lunch, it will
total 40 miles per week not driven", writes Jennifer Duncan on her
activity log for the One Less Trip contest,
which is part of the campaign. "??I decided to combine trips to the
drugstore, post office and the bank. I usually make these extra stops
on my way home from work. Instead, I stayed downtown for lunch and
walked to each location, which are all close together! It makes so much
"Riding (my bike) didn’t take that much longer than driving!"?