Did you know that 13% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by cars?
On average, for each litre of fuel burnt in a car engine, more the 2.5kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) is released.
Future temperature change is dependent on the levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases, in particular carbon dioxide.
If this is not acted upon the following will happen in the future:
- Rise in temperature
- Sea level increase
- Coastal flooding
- Ice caps will melt
Short car journeys make up a large part of the problem, so we're always looking out for ways to help our staff and customers cut down on unneccessary car travel. In fact, an alternative option might even be better for you, the planet and your wallet!
Is it possible for you to walk to Westwood Cross? Walking causes no pollution and consumes few natural resources. It's also completely free and an easy way to keep fit and healthy.
Cycling is one of the least polluting forms of transport and one that most people can do. It is a low-cost travel option, great for your fitness and often quicker than travelling by car at peak times.
At Westwood Cross we have numerous bike locking facilities.
With the main Loop bus routes going to and from Westwood Cross, getting the bus has plenty of benefits. Buses come directly to the centre, you don’t have to think about parking and you can use the time to sit back, relax and de-stress.
Stagecoach run buses from all around Thanet to Westwood Cross. There are also buses from further afield. To find out more and plan your bus journey visit www.stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey
If people were to share their journeys then many of environment and congestion issues would be halved, and you don’t even need to have your own car to do it.