Just as there are reasons we grab a fast-food meal instead of making lentil soup or a vegetable stir-fry, there are reasons we jump into the car instead of using public transport. Every life choice requires us to balance a variety of demands, desires, and practical limitations. That’s why those of us promoting change need to lower the barriers to entry. We shouldn’t talk as if we require total conversion to the cause, but make it clear that we welcome and appreciate everything that’s done to reduce carbon emissions, for example. Here’s one of my favorite tools, Hop Stop, a website that helps plan trips using public transportation in major cities. It’s a great example of how technology can be used to lower the price of admission to the green cause.
April 4th, 2006|Categories: Oddments|Tags: favorite things, travel|
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and scholar who writes about the many ways women have gained and wielded power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a former trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and the founder of the Train Campaign. Subscribe to Karen’s Letter @Substack https://karenchristensen.substack.com or try her Home Ecology newsletter. She can also be found on Twitter @karenchristenze.
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