Happy Leap Year (Day)!
Today, we're going green with a seafoam-green scooter in front of UNCG's Brown Building on Tate Street. On nice days, this perky, Buddy 50 scooter is spotted out and about in Greensboro. For driving around town, running errands, coffee-shop meet-ups, or heading to class, this little-engine-that-can is very practical. The top speed is 30 MPH and it can get up to 100 miles to a gallon of gas, making it very environmentally friendly. If you calculate your carbon footprint (here), and can factor a scooter into the equation, your annual emission will likely be low!
One definition of carbon footprint is "the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product, or person".* There are carbon footprint reduction programs (see this one, for example) and at least one Greensboro business has achieved certification for reducing its carbon footprint-- BounceU. Wouldn't it be nice to get more local businesses working actively on reducing their carbon footprint. It is ABC Wednesday and "G" is for going green! We think we'll run over to Scooter Nerds on Battleground and test drive a Buddy 50!