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Steps Continued - Transportation

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Calculate your carbon trail.  

40% of U.S. urban travel is 2 miles or less; 90% of those trips are by car. Take the two mile challenge and learn how to reduce nearby car trips by biking or walking.  

Discover the true cost of owning a car. 

Learn safe walking or biking routes to school. 

Find ride sharing opportunities at ERideShare.com. 

Learn how to make your car more fuel efficient

Learn how to go to the extreme on gas savings

Get information about public transportation in your state.

Find bicycling resources in your area. 

Did You Know 

The U.S. is 4.5% of the world’s population and consumes 25% of the world’s petroleum. 

The U.S. has 30% of the world’s automobiles.

U.S. drivers average spending 780 hours in a car every year. 

U.S. drivers average consuming 500 gallons of gasoline every year. 

Using one gallon of gasoline emits 20 pounds of carbon dioxide.

Riding public transit can save individuals $9,190 annually. 

Imagine if the Earth were divided equally among all of us. Each person would receive 4.5 acres. Now imagine that everything you need – food, energy, home, clothing, gadgets – must come from those 4.5 acres. But it takes 22.3 acres to maintain the average American lifestyle.There is a new way of observing Lent that helps us care for God’s creation by taking steps toward using only our fair share of its resources. Moving in the direction of 4.5 is essential for anyone walking in the footsteps of Jesus today.

Our Ministry

Lent 4.5 is a seven-week faith formation program which inspires and informs Christian communities on how to use the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to protect God’s creation, embrace Gospel justice and nurture spiritual fulfillment. It offers practical opportunities for people of faith to apply the values of Christian Simplicity to their everyday lives.


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