Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Is it more eco-friendly to drive than walk?

If you walk 1.5 miles, Mr. Goodall calculates, and replace those calories by drinking about a cup of milk, the greenhouse emissions connected with that milk (like methane from the dairy farm and carbon dioxide from the delivery truck) are just about equal to the emissions from a typical car making the same trip. And if there were two of you making the trip, then the car would definitely be the more planet-friendly way to go.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Upon further reading, it seems that Mr Goodall was in favor of eating a raw carrot instead of a big mac to replace the calories, not increased driving. And what about health care related costs. Surely walking is better than driving in that respect(If you have ever seen the waste of material and electricity that goes on in an average hospital room, you would see that these cost might be related to a eco friendly argument)

Of course, just to be safe, I think I will start driving my car down the driveway to pick up my mail from the mailbox.