Monday, June 9, 2014

National Dump the Pump Day - Thursday, June 19th

By queenseyes at Buffalo Rising

National Dump the Pump Day is June 19, 2014. On that day, drivers are asked to leave their vehicles at home, and walk, bike and take public transportation to work. Take the metro if you live and work along the Main Street route. Or hop on a bus if you like.

Not only does National Dump the Pump Day get us thinking about our over-dependence on the automobile (and gas), it also shines a light on the benefits to us and the planet. Take, for example, the impact on your wallet. Did you know that by downsizing from two cars to one car, a family can save an average of $9900* a year on expenses? That’s a lot of money! Between gas, insurance, maintenance, and other expenses, the bills add up.

If you like the idea of leaving your car home for a day, then try it on National Dump the Pump Day. You will be joining like-minded people who are in tune with cost savings, health benefits and earth initiatives. Try it out. See what you think. Tell some friends. And see how easy it can be to avoid the pump altogether.

*Public Transit Association’s Transit Savings Report

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