Its no secret that motor vehicles cause major amounts of air pollution. NASA’s Goddard Institute states that the combined US transport sector burns about 138 billion gallons of oil into our finite air space each year and is one of the world’s biggest sources of pollution. Its easy to forget but there is a direct connection between driving and the changing climate. We drive about 3 trillion miles each year emitting over 350 million metric tons of CO2, enough carbon to fill a coal trail 55,000 miles long – long enough to encircle the Earth twice. Join us to learn about simple changes in driving habits that help reduce engine pollution and save money.
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Outreach Coordinator, Air Quality & Traffic Safety Programs
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
1500 Whetstone Way – Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230Pam Kiely, Program Director for Environment Colorado