On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the global environmental negative impact of industrial development. Today, more than 1 billion people take part in the activist movement to raise awareness of the human impact on our planet.
This year, the theme of Earth Day is ‘protect our species’. The unprecedented global destruction caused by climate change and pollution is just a few of the contributing factors causing a rapid reduction in plant and wildlife populations.
We believe in promoting healthier and happier cities, which in turn impacts our global carbon footprint. Driving a car emits about 271 g CO2 per passenger-kilometer. Replace the car with a bicycle and you reduce your CO2 emission to less than 1/10th of the car. ⠀
The US remains to be one of the leading consumers of fuel. A bike uses no fuel and, compared to a car, it needs less energy and materials to form.* By making conscious decisions to opt for sustainable urban mobility, we’re making a direct impact to the health of our planet and the species we share our Earth with.
A study found that in one major UK city, half of all car trips were less than 3 miles long. Walking or cycling could substitute 41% of short car trips, saving nearly 5% of CO2 emissions from car travel. If every one around the world replaced short car journeys with walking or cycling - the CO2 emission savings would be ...massive! There is No Planet B!
We encourage you to go green, reduce your CO2 emissions by choosing to bike instead of driving a car. To celebrate Earth Day, save 10% on the Original LINKA®. A smart bike lock designed to prevent thefts and safeguard your bike with its 110db siren alarm and 9mm hardened steel shackle. Use code: EARTHDAY2019 to save 10% on the Original LINKA®. Offer ends April 26, 2019 at 23:59pm PST.
Source: *Bike Hint.