By UW Sustainability | Nov 23, 2015

Cars and trucks on the road lead to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. When you can, instead of driving choose safer, cleaner, and more efficient transportation options.

Not sure how to get to work without driving alone? There are many transit or carpooling options available around UW, and getting out of the driver's seat can help reduce stress as well as being greener. The Commute Concierge from UW's Transportation Services provides free personalized support to help you find a commute that best fits your needs. You can also check out the Commuter Calculator to see how much a change might save you in money and emissions.

If you do drive, check out these simple, easy steps from the EPA to cut your emissions, reduce dependence on oil, and save money in the process.

The UW Sustainability mascot, Sqwatch, has a love of the environment so deep his heart is green (and he's clearly got a passion for purple and gold). As a sasquatch, Sqwatch is well versed in leaving no trace and making sure his impact on the environment is minimal. Even a bigfoot can have a small environmental footprint, and Sqwatch is here to help spread the knowledge to the UW community. We'll be letting you in on some of Sqwatch's Secrets every week, providing easy tips to reduce your impact and leave a lighter footprint.