Waste Prevention & Education

Monthly theme: Sustainable Transportation

June is Sustainable Transportation month. Learn more about how you can get involved in tackling this sustainability challenge. And make sure to sign up for the Waste Wise News e-newsletter and follow Waste Wise Lane County on Facebook and Instagram to stay in-the-know!

Fast facts

  • The transport sector is responsible for approximately one quarter of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • 95 percent of the world's transport energy still comes from fossil fuels.
  • For 45% of countries transport is the largest source of energy related emissions. For the rest of the countries, it is the second largest source.
  • Between 2000-2019, transport CO2 rose in all regions, except Europe where they fell 2%.
  • The transport sector accounted for 57% of global oil demand and 28% of total energy consumption.
  • In 2018, aviation accounted for roughly 12% of transport-related CO2 emissions. For the 2000-2019 period, aviation emissions rose by an annual average rate of 2% which was associated with an average annual increase of 5% in commercial passenger flight activity.
  • By achieving a 60% share of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road, more than 60 billion tons of CO2 could be saved between now and 2050.

Information provided by: https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/media_gstc/FACT_SHEET_Climate_Change.pdf

Other resources

5 Ways to Make Your Vehicle More Eco-Friendly
13 ways to make your car more eco-friendly and fuel-efficient
Use the Waste Wise App to find out how to discard of vehicle fluids

Test your Sustainable Transportation knowledge

Compete against other readers and see how you fare with a short online quiz.

Click this link, choose a nickname, and play. The game will be active all month.

Waste Wise Tip: Maintain your ride!

Click this link to watch Kelly Bell, Lane County Master Recycler Program Coordinator, discusses the importance of taking care of your vehicle as a way to reduce waste and address the climate crisis.

Sustainable Transportation resources

Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation

Cascadia Mobility

City of Eugene Electric Scooters

City of Eugene Electric Vehicles Page

Emerald Valley Electric Vehicle Association

Go Electric Oregon

Juiced Bikes E-Bike Rebate Guide

Lane Transit District Point2point 

Lane Transit District Employer Programs

Lane Youth Transportation Advisory Council (LYTAC)

Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative

Safe Routes: Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School

Shift Community Cycles

Start a Walking Bus

University of Oregon College of Design School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Waste Wise Sustainability Guide for Lane County

Order Free Recycling Boxes & Decals

Order free recycling boxes & decals.

Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act Information

For more information about Senate Bill 582 - Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act, view more.

WasteWise App

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