The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, marking the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Demonstrations on that day raised awareness about environmental issues, eventually leading to the creation of protective measures, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Clean Water Act, which regulates pollution and protects rivers and streams.
As a public transportation service provider, Community Transit helps support cleaner air and minimizes the consumption of fossil fuels by providing rides to 21,724 transit passengers each weekday*. An average-sized bus can remove 42 single-passenger cars from the road during a commute, and a single car emits 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year—do the math—that’s a lot of pollution prevented!
Sustainability when we maintain and service our vehicles:
Sustainability in how we build:
Soon, we will share more information about our zero-emissions planning and interview our new Sustainability Program Manager to find out what’s new in our sustainability efforts. As a rider and supporter of public transportation, thanks for joining
us to make our Earth a little cleaner and greener.
Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22. Earthday.org is an excellent resource for learning about its origins and how you can find ways to drive change.
* Data as of February 2023