Omitting That Nasty Air
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it once again: Motorcoaches are pretty much bomb dot com when it comes to being a green transportation leader. For starters, our coaches can have 57 passengers on board. Break for a moment and imagine if each of those 57 passengers were riding their own individual car. Off the bat, what are the ramifications of that?
* 57 added cars, which creates …
* More busy roadways and
* Risen air pollution, because of the added exhaust.
Among the finest ways to set off change is making a problem glaringly obvious, something that everyone can see plainly. And one of the complications of transportation pollution is that, unless you’re staying in a place with crazy population numbers or you’re dealing with inversion that traps all that nasty air in the wintertime, it’s kind of easy to understand how one can forget everything that’s being emitted into the air from individual cars, every day.
Hey, sometimes you get just a glimpse. Let’s list some other examples to work as analogies for a minute.
Have you ever worked in a super negative work environment? You’re aware that the company culture isn’t very well balanced, people talk behind each other’s backs, and there’s a lot of micromanagement happening. You don’t fully realize how detrimental it was until you get a new job and see the contrast.
Or, maybe you lived in a toxic relationship for many years. You never intended to hurt one another, and you value the friendship that you have. And you know that there are complications and problems, but you think that’s just how life goes. Something happens, and you’re suddenly on the outside of that relationship, and you realize just how distressing and detrimental it was.
Ever been stuck in a weather cycle of rain for days and days? Initially, you might take pleasure in that warm fire and some bowls of tasty soup. But then, it starts to drag on and on. You know it’s gray and cool outside, but you end up just getting used to it. And then, eventually, the sun opts to show her face again. And when you plant yourself out in the warm sunshine, and find that you need your sunglasses due to how bright it is out there, you’re surprised by it.
From a distance, they appear to be something beautiful, even captivating. You zoom in, and it’s a collage of disturbing images that you ‘d never want to look at in a million years.
Similarly, we are sometimes nurtured from the pollution we’re putting in the air each day as we drive vehicles. But hey, have a week or two of nasty cold temps in a valley surrounded by mountains in the wintertime, and the smog can’t hide. Suddenly, you’re super familiar with all the junk that’s in the air, something you don’t see most of the time, and you don’t want those poisons in your lungs.
Here’s the thing. Just like staring at that painting and not noticing what you’re actually looking at, or being in a toxic surroundings and it being normal (you can’t “see” the harm), air pollution is the same. Even when you can’t see it, it’s still taking effect, and it’s affecting the world we live in today and the generations that lie ahead.
If you want to make an environmentally-friendly transportation choice, think about GoingMotorcoach. It’s a lot better to have emission from one vehicle than from 57?