September brings so many positive vibes to the end of summer—Car-Free Day, Drive Electric Week, and back-to-school carpools reemerging. To finish off a month of positivity, let’s recap 5 good eco news stories from September!
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Next week on September 22, 2022, Car Free Day encourages people around the world to ride greener. This global event raises awareness of alternate forms of transportation—Basically anything that isn’t driving alone in a car.
There are so many benefits of choosing green modes of transport like public transit, carpooling and vanpooling, walking, bicycling, and even telecommuting.
There are many misconceptions about productivity, ambition, and work ethic out there. “Hustle culture” tells people of all ages that in order to reach success, work has to be priority #1.
This ideal of putting work above all else minimizes the importance of balance, mental health, socialization, and most importantly, rest. Over the years, conversations around the phrase “Rise and grind” pop up on social media that shame those who aren’t chasing overtime or working extreme hours. This way of thinking promotes and glorifies being a workaholic.
For jobs that are mentally draining like customer service, healthcare, education, art, food service, and so many more, this mindset can be damaging. For people whose work requires physical labor, it can be dangerous to push yourself for the sake of “hustling.”
For students and parents/guardians alike, carpooling to school is a breath of fresh air. School drop-offs and pick-ups can be time-consuming and stressful.
With a new school year starting, have you considered sharing the ride?
Here’s why you should:
- You could be saving money on gas
- Sharing the ride is a great way to create and strengthen friendships
- It can make the ride to school way less stressful
- Carpooling is a great step to living a greener life!
The internet can be a …less than positive place at times. We have all become accustomed to reading bad news at an alarming rate, taking in negative information on a daily basis. Let’s cleanse our palette, shall we?