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Next CRT Quarterly Meeting

CRT Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Importance of Transit for Meeting US Target Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Ongoing Efforts to Meet Those Targets

Presented by Bonnie Lange Lawrence, Erie County Dept. of Environment and Planning

Central Library

1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo
Central Meeting Room (upstairs)

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Dump the Pump Day

A statement from CRT President Doug Funke

Dump The Pump (DTP) Day is June 21st. This is when we minimize car-based (fossil-fuel-intensive) travel as a way to: (1) highlight approaches for, and the importance of, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) generation; and (2) begin breaking our fossil fuel intensive travel habits.

This year, Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) Executive Board members have pledged to minimize car-based travel by taking transit on DTP Day and throughout DTP Week (June 18th through 22nd). Please join us in leaving our cars at home and walking, biking or taking transit to work and appointments. Take the pledge here.

Promoting the use of transit is especially important now as we face unprecedented threats to the planet from climate change. County Executive Poloncarz’s January 2018 “Erie County Commits to Paris” report makes clear that meeting the Paris Climate Accord emission reduction goals will require changes in how we travel. With 40% of Erie County’s GHG production coming from the transportation sector (the largest contributing sector), moving people from car-based travel to public transit is essential. As French President Macron put it, “there is no Planet B.”

We hope you will join us in dumping the pump during DTP Week. See you on the bus and train!

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