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Transportation Tips

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Tips for Sustainable Transportation for Campus or Home: 

  • Walk, bike or rollerblade as often as possible.
  • If it is not feasible for you to use a form of active transportation, take public transit.
  • When you need a car, use a car co-op vehicle or try to carpool with others, so that there are fewer cars on the road.
  • Try to limit work related travel.
  • When traveling, take the train or bus when possible, rather than an airplane.
  • UWinnipeg offers its students the U-Pass. This is a discounted bus pass for the months of September to April.
  • UWinnipeg offers its staff and faculty an Employee Wellness and Sustainability Spending Account. These funds can be used to subsidize a buss pass, a gym membership, or for other things related to active, healthy living.

And if you do drive:

The car you drive is an important personal climate decision. Think about buying a smaller vehicle and also think about people you could carpool with! When you buy your next car, look for the one with the best fuel economy in its class or even Hybrids and electric vehicles. Each liter of gas you use is responsible for 2.75 kgs of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. Better gas mileage not only reduces global warming, but will also save you thousands of dollars at the pump over the life of the vehicle. Compare the fuel economy of the cars you're considering and look for new technologies like hybrid engines.

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