Comments on: New Climate for Action: Getting to School http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/ The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Zac http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/#comment-10304 Sat, 03 Oct 2009 19:00:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=432#comment-10304 Ashley,

Walking to school/work – if possible – is a great idea. So what if it is an extra 10 minutes its good for the environment AND your health!

– Zac

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By: Ashley-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/#comment-10303 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:35:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=432#comment-10303 Hi Maddie-carpooling, in your case, is the safest and most convenient way to safe the environment. Good job and thank you for your comment.

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By: Maddie http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/#comment-10302 Mon, 27 Oct 2008 02:26:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=432#comment-10302 I wish I could walk or ride my bike to school, but I live too far away. I have my parents drive me because the bus is awful and chaotic. The other people on my bus make me miserable and although I want to help the environment, I would rather help my sanity. Thank you for your thought, if i ever live in a more walking- friendly neighborhood, I will remember this. However, what i do to help right now is I try to carpool with friends to extra-curricular activities.

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By: Ashley-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/#comment-10301 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:07:38 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=432#comment-10301 Hi Bet-Thanks for your comments and yes, D.C is treating me right. If your community is safe and walk-able, then parents should encourage children to walk to school. Then everyone wins.

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By: Ashley-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/#comment-10300 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:07:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=432#comment-10300 Kim, that’s very impressive. The purpose of this campaign as you know is to encourage others to take action. I appreciate your honesty and most importantly appreciate your efforts to be more conscious about the environment. I believe others will be encouraged by your efforts to take action. Check out http://www.epa.gov/climateforaction and find more ways to take action.

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By: Ashley-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/#comment-10299 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:06:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=432#comment-10299 Hi Jackie Lange-One of things I appreciate about EPA is it helps educate people about the environment and encourage others to take action to address global climate change. The more people are educated and aware of global climate change and its effects, the more we can do. Our efforts count! For more ideas, check out http://www.epa.gov/climateforaction.

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By: Ashley-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/#comment-10298 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:05:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=432#comment-10298 Well thank you Ryan. I appreciate it. And one car is better than two. So you’re absolutely right. Try to encourage others to do the same and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Check out http://www.epa.gov/climateforaction/lead/become.htm and become a Climate Ambassador.

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By: Ashley-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/#comment-10297 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:04:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=432#comment-10297 Hi Tricey-Vanpooling is an excellent way to help reduce greenhouse gases. You and the 9 other people are being energy conscious. Plus, you can save a lot of gas money by vanpooling! I can’t push this enough. Thanks for telling us how you help protect our environment.

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By: Ashley-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/#comment-10296 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:04:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=432#comment-10296 Wow Mateo-that’s great! You can encourage a lot of your peers to be more energy-efficient just by walking to school. Good job

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By: Ashley-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/432/#comment-10295 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:03:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=432#comment-10295 That’s excellent Courtney! I appreciate you sharing with me the things you do to shrink your ecological footprint. On campus, I did the same thing. I walked everywhere. There were times I wouldn’t wait for the bus. It was easier for me to walk to class because I got there a lot sooner than I would if I took the bus. Plus, it was good exercise. However, whenever I was too tired to walk home, I would simply enjoy the pleasure of riding the bus home from school or work. It was great. In addition to walking or riding the bus, you can save so much money in the process.

As for “Greeks Go Green”, I’m very excited about your efforts to protect our environment and to share your dedication with others. Thank you for your comments! Keep up the good work.

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