Cool DuPage for Transportation
DuPage County invites residents, businesses and government agencies to join the Cool DuPage effort to reduce energy consumption. By working together, we can help DuPage County reduce greenhouse gases through big and small changes.
Energy Efficient Ways to Commute
- Hybrid vehicles use less fuel and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their conventional counterparts. More than a third of the energy consumed in the U.S. comes from petroleum based fuels, which is more than any other energy source. Energy efficient vehicles such as hybrids, plug-in electric hybrids, electric and natural gas powered vehicles help reduce the dependence on petroleum based fuels.
- Carpooling or taking public transportation are great ways to reduce the consumption of petroleum based fuels. Some companies offer incentives to their employees such as preferred parking spaces when they carpool.
- With more than 500 miles of trails and bikeways, alternative modes of transportation are easy to find in DuPage County. Bicycling for transportation and recreation is not only good for the environment, it is a cost-efficient way to travel and promotes healthy living.
- Businesses can replace petroleum based fuels with natural gas fleet vehicles to contribute to lower carbon emissions. Work on educating employees on pre-tax public transit programs.