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Earth Day Spotlight: How Riding with Green Cab Can Help Save the Planet

April 22, 2021
Katie DuBois

At Green Cab, we understand the impact every single vehicle has on the environment, let alone a fleet of taxis. That’s why we’ve made saving the planet a priority since day one. But we can’t do it alone. When you ride with Green Cab, you’re taking steps to help us save the earth, improve our community, and leave the world a better place for future generations.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States can be attributed to the transportation sector, which is responsible for more GHG emissions than any other industry in the country. Between 1990 and 2018, the transportation sector’s reliance on fossil fuels led to a greater increase in emissions than any other industry in the U.S. Green Cab is on a mission to change that, and when you ride with us, you can help us make the world a better place for everyone.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

The Nature Conservancy defines carbon footprint as the total amount of GHGs we generate through our actions, such as driving a car, sending garbage to a landfill, or using energy-consuming appliances. At about 16 tons of GHG emissions per person annually, Americans have a larger carbon footprint than most other countries, which average approximately 4 tons per person. Unfortunately, that number is still far too high; in order to prevent a massive global temperature increase, we need a worldwide annual emissions rate of less than 2 tons per person.

Green Cab makes it easy to minimize your negative impact on the environment by transforming the way you get around. When you book a ride with us instead of opting for traditional forms of transportation, you can enjoy both the comfort of riding in a state-of-the-art Tesla and the satisfaction of knowing that by choosing to go electric, you’re taking an important step in reducing the size of your carbon footprint.

Support Green Business Initiatives

In 2020, we proudly accepted the Climate Change Champion Award from the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change. By eliminating 100% of our transportation-related emissions after converting from Toyota Priuses to an all-electric fleet, we became one of two recipients with a four-star designation from the agency.

In just over a year, our new electric fleet provided Madison residents and visitors with more than 75,000 rides totaling 2 million miles traveled. To put that into perspective, the average sedan traveling the same distance would release 788 metric tonnes of CO2 gas and use 89,000 gallons of gasoline.

Every single ride we provided helped us reach these numbers, which will continue to increase for as long as we are able to serve our riders. Whether you ride with us once a year or daily, you’re helping us take critical strides in furthering the environmental initiatives we prioritize.

Be a Part of a Larger Mission

While we’re honored for the recognition we’ve received for our efforts, we’re not in it for the awards. We’re committed to making necessary changes in the transportation industry that reach beyond our business goals and into the lives of Madison residents. We may just be one company, but by helping to foster our own community’s awareness and concern for the environment, we can empower people to take the green movement even further.

Electric vehicles revolutionized the way we do business, and your patronage makes it possible for us to continue our mission to stop climate change in its tracks. However, our goals are part of a much larger mission that doesn’t end with the success of Green Cab. It takes all of us to make a difference, and even small steps, like choosing to ride with us, add up.

This Earth Day, we ask that you consider the ways you can make ecologically sound decisions on a personal level. Wherever you need to go to make your small – but mighty – changes, you can count on Green Cab to make it safe and easy to catch an eco-friendly ride there. Book a ride with us today!