Sustainable development

Transportation and ecology:
getting around in an eco-responsible way

According to the Climate Fresco, transportation is responsible for 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, although it does not have the same impact on the planet.

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According to the Climate Fresco, transportation is responsible for 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, although it does not have the same impact on the planet. From a personal point of view, the car is certainly a good way to travel but it is polluting. So what are the best alternatives for travelling in an environmentally friendly way?

Personal travel is an essential characteristic of all human activity, especially in these times. It now comes into tension with the pollution generated depending on the mode of transport used. Transportation services vary from city to city and from region to region, and in general the use of the car has become widely democratized and generalized for all types of use. But its consequences on our environment now require us to make a new discernment and give more room to alternative modes of transportation. So here are the best alternatives for an ecoresponsible travel:


Thinking about your health is very important! Why not try walking? It is recommended to walk 30 minutes a day to protect yourself from heart disease. Walking relieves back pain and lowers blood cholesterol levels by burning calories without intensive physical activity. As you can see, walking saves you both fuel money and keeps you healthy.


And what could be more ecological than a bicycle? Indeed, it has several positive points, the first being that it does not consume fossil energy during its use as is the case with other means of transportation, therefore it is not polluting. Also, the bicycle is the most economical; its price is within everyone’s reach, especially second-hand or rental bicycles in some cities. Finally, it is good for your health since it is a sport. Therefore, it is as much to say that the bicycle is the best way to make short trips in the city.

Public transportation:

Public transportation is less polluting than the car. Thanks mainly to buses, which are considered to be the primary means of public transportation in France, but also to metro and tramways in major cities, roads experience less traffic congestion and less air pollution simply by reducing the number of private cars used in return. In addition, they are fast and always cost less than a parking space. Of course, buses are also polluting, but it is important to know that they are increasingly experiencing the transition to biogas.

Car sharing:

If you still need a car, there may be another solution; carpooling. Carpooling means there are one or even two fewer cars on the road, in other words, less pollution. In addition, carpooling allows you to save pocket money and travel in an atmosphere.

Limit air travel and prefer the train:

Certainly, the plane is more convenient than the train for long trips. To go from Paris to the south of France, a flight only takes 1h30 whereas the train takes more hours. However, the pollution of the plane during this short time is incomparable to that of the train. According to the site Slate, for this trip, the plane pollutes 45 times more than the train.

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