Curb Your Car Week Fall Edition starts Sunday, October 7, 2018 and goes through Saturday, October 13. During that week we ask that for at least one trip during the week you do something other than drive alone. You can work from home, walk, bike, take the bus, carpool, or combine trips. We ask that you register your pledge and keep track of the driving miles saved. We will also contact you at the end of the week to ask you to tell us how many driving miles you saved, the miles per gallon that your vehicle gets, and where you work or go to school. We will then tally up the results and report. Spread the word, wouldn’t you like your workplace or school to get bragging rights for reducing your carbon footprint? Register here.
The Spring 2017 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of May 14-20, 2017. During that week 74 residents from the Rochester region registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to driving their car.
70 registered participants, 23 reporting their results
- Total miles saved: 1,586
- Gallons Saved: 47.55 gallons (based on individual MPG)
- Pounds of CO2 saved: 951 (based on 20 lbs per gallon)
Miles saved per activity
- Biking: 250
- Carpooling: 468
- Not going somewhere you normally go: 399
- Combining trips: 292
- Bus: 8
- Walking: 73
- Telecommuting: 76
- Other: 20
- Not going somewhere you normally go: 296
- Carpool: 138
- Combining trips: 82
- Biking: 45
- Telecommuting: 24
- Walking: 10
- Bus: 8
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- When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
- Where: Zebb’s Brighton, 1890 Clinton Avenue S., Rochester, NY, 14618
- More Info: RSVP appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Mary Nicholas 585-265-2384 or email email@example.com
As a kick-off the Curb Your Car Week, Kat Fisher, New York Electric Vehicle Initiative Representative for the national Sierra Club, will present EV Basics and Advocacy Opportunities. Learn why Sierra Club supports Electric Vehicles; Learn what models are available, charging options, incentives, and how to advocate for clean car policy. Check out Electric Vehicles and ask EV owners questions. We hope you will walk, bike, or carpool to this event during Curb Your Car Week 2017! During Curb Your Car Week, ColorBrightonGreen.org asks you to replace a single occupancy car trip by walking, biking, carpooling or telecommuting.
- When: Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
- Where: Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Friends Learning Center.
- More Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Co-sponsored by the Brighton Memorial Library, ColorBrightonGreen.org, the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition, and the Sierra Club.
Join SunCommon New York for a Sip n’ Sun at Zebb’s in Brighton. Enjoy a drink on us and learn about affordable solar in Rochester. Contact Mary for more information or to RSVP.
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Where: Zebbs Deluxe Grill and Bar, 2890 S. Clinton Avenue, Brighton, NY
The Spring 2016 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of May 15-21, 2016. During that week, 39 residents from Brighton and Rochester registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to drive their car.
(39 registered participants, 25 reporting their results so far)
- Total miles saved: 1,654
- Gallons Saved: 55 (based on individual mpg)
- Pounds of CO2 saved: 1,039
Miles Saved Per Activity:
- Biking: 588 miles
- Carpooling: 415 miles
- Not going somewhere you normally go: 230 miles
- Combining trips: 190 miles
- Walking: 110 miles
- Bus: 87 miles
- Telecommute: 34 miles
Answer our survey:
- Submit this online survey form before midnight Sunday, June 5, 2016.
- The survey results will be published on this website.
We would love to hear about your week or any feedback you may have. Leave a comment below. (Comments are moderated and will be posted after review. Your email address and name are not required.)
The Spring 2017 edition of Curb Your Car Week will take place from Sunday, May 14 through Saturday, May 20.
ColorBrightonGreen.org is sponsoring Curb Your Carbon Month in October, 2015. This is an expansion of our past Curb Your Car Week. We would like you to commit to further curbing your Carbon throughout the month of October, 2015. You can choose your actions from the list below, or add your own. The Green Tips section of this website includes many ideas that expand on some of those listed below.
Subscribe to our event’s email list to register your interest in participating in Curb Your Carbon Month.
How will you participate? Include your plans for reducing your carbon emissions in October by clicking the “leave a comment” button under the title of this posting and we will try to add any new ideas you propose to our list. We will be sending you reminders as the month of October approaches. Meanwhile, stay tuned!
- Drive fewer miles, especially by yourself
- Drive responsibly.
- Take the bus, cycle, walk, or scooter
- Make sure your tires are fully inflated
- Eat less red meat
- Select organically grown food
- Patronize farmer’s markets
- Extend your vegetable garden season with a cold frame
- Compost your food scraps and yard waste
- Choose reusable products when possible
- Recycle if you can’t reuse
- Consider sharing items that you use infrequently with friends or neighbors
- Opt into a renewable electricity plan
- Unplug appliances when not in use
- Choose LED light bulbs
- Only run full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine
- Preserve or add native plants
- Divert roof runoff to low-lying areas or rain barrels
- Avoid synthetic nitrogen fertilizers
- Replace your furnace filter
- Turn down the thermostat in the heating season
- Program the thermostat for when people are home and awake
- Identify and seal leaks.
- Reduce your bottled water footprint…use reusable bottles
The Spring 2015 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of May 10-16, 2015. During that week, 40 residents from Brighton and Rochester registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to drive their car.