Commuter Emissions audit
In 2014, Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions topped 732 million tonnes, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. That’s over 20 tonnes of GHG emissions per Canadian. And an estimated 28% of those emissions are related to vehicle transportation. According to the International Panel on Climate Change, greenhouse gases are the most significant driver of climate change.
During the week of October 9 – 16, groups from around the world are joining in activities to promote climate action. Here at Royal Roads, on October 12 and 13, from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., volunteers from the BBA Program and the RRUSA Sustainability Committee will be providing commuter emissions audits for those who are interested in learning more about their vehicle-related emissions. Stop by one of the kiosks at Parking Lots 3 and 4 to find out how many kilograms of CO2 emissions your vehicle produces during your daily and how much it would cost to offset those emissions.
You will have an opportunity to pledge a donation to the University’s SAFE Fund - a fund established to support sustainability projects and initiatives led by staff, students, alumni and faculty both on and off campus. You can also learn more about the Jack Bell Rideshare and the University’s bike rental program.