Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 23, 2009
For millions of Americans, eco-friendly living means recycling, running the furnace and air conditioner less often and perhaps switching to energy-efficient light bulbs. While these are all important initiatives, there's no reason to stop there.
By switching to public transportation for a daily 20-mile round-trip commute, one person can reduce up to 4,800 pounds of carbon emissions and save more than $8,000 a year according to the American Public Transportation Association. No other single change has such a significant, measurable impact, and what's more -- public transportation helps create a cleaner environment and improves our quality of life.
In commemoration of Earth Day and Clean Air Month, consumers can visit http://www.tri-rail.com to register for the chance to win a 4-day/3-night Green Getaway for 2 to the beautiful Yosemite National Park, compliments of Comcast. The package includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- Deluxe accommodations at The Ahwahnee, an historic inn that's also a National Registered Landmark
- Entrance fees to the Yosemite National Park, famous for its scenic waterfalls, awe-inspiring caves, rolling prairies, and deep canyons
- Yosemite Grand Tour for two and one activity per person, including lunch
- Rental car and more
Tri-Rail is the green way to go to school, work or play with affordable fares and trains every 20 or 30 minutes during rush hours. Plus, it's a great way to enjoy a relaxed commute, while saving time, money, gas and doing your part to help preserve the environment.
Tri-Rail has been running on biodiesel fuel since October of 2008. Made from either palm oil or soy oil, biodiesel fuel has significantly less impact on the environment than regular diesel. It produces lower emissions and presents fewer hazards when being stored or transported, without sacrificing power or efficiency.
For schedules and train information, call 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245) or visit http://www.tri-rail.com.