Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County’s Planning and Health Departments are encouraging residents to participate in Green Your Commute Day (#GYCD18) on Friday, May 18th.
Green Your Commute Day urges the community to use a more sustainable mode of transportation to get to work, including walking, biking, taking public transit, carpooling, driving an electric vehicle, or anything that isn’t driving alone in a gasoline-powered vehicle.
“Green Your Commute Day is a great opportunity for County employees and residents to do what they can do to help protect our environment,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “Reducing our footprint on the environment is important and this initiative allows us all to take steps to do that. I appreciate the County’s Planning and Health Departments for encouraging us to participate in Green Your Commute Day and for bringing awareness to more sustainable modes of transportation.”
The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in New York, representing 34 percent of total emissions. Green Your Commute Day tackles these emissions by reducing these greenhouse gases and highlighting how residents can lower them by utilizing more sustainable modes of transportation. Approximately 19.5 tons of CO2 emissions were saved in the state on Green Your Commute Day last year.
“Our hope is that residents participate as best as they can on Green Your Commute Day and that it encourages them to then learn and consider ways they can green their travels well beyond this one day,” Commissioner of Planning David Church said. “Together, we can make a difference and help our environment.”
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or email@example.com.