|Don't drive to UND|
Are the gas prices hurting your pocket book? Gas emissions may be hurting the environment. According to National Geographic’s Web site: “Carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, is the main pollutant that is warming the Earth. Though living things emit carbon dioxide when they breathe, carbon dioxide is widely considered to be a pollutant when associated with cars, planes, power plants, and other human activities that involve the burning of fossil fuels such as gasoline and natural gas. In the past 150 years, such activities have pumped enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to raise its levels higher than they have been for hundreds of thousands of years.”
In honor of Earth Day Tuesday, April 22, let’s reduce our carbon emissions caused by gasoline and “Don’t Drive to UND.” On Earth Day and every day consider doing the following: carpooling, utilizing the city bus, utilizing the campus shuttle service, riding bike to work (or using the campus green bikes!) or walking to your destinations. What is a green bike you might ask? The Green Bike project will be launched on Earth Day to serve as alternative transportation method to get you around campus. See the links below for more information on alternative transportation methods.
Links to campus bus schedule:
City bus schedule: http://www.grandforksgov.com/bus/index.html
Green Bike Project: http://wellness.und.edu/
-- Jennifer Haugen, Assistant Director for Nutrition and Wellness Programs, Wellness Center, JenniferHaugen@mail.und.edu, 777-0233