Posted by: Sammy
Our finalized problem is that 74% of Carbon emissions in Los Angeles come from transportation. By 2020, our city of Los Angeles will increase its average temperature by 1 degree. People are not carpooling nearly enough. Because this problem has the most impact on the environment, we have decided to encourage carpooling in the Windward community. We want students to carpool more and reduce CO2 emissions by doing so. Additionally, this will produce less traffic in our parking lots. A solution that we are considering to solve this problem is to promote carpooling for mainly both seniors and juniors in the Windward school community. Our goal is to try and provide carpooling students with an on campus parking spot during the days they carpool. Currently, many companies are using ride shares as a method to promote an environmental friendly transportation system. By doing so, not only are companies getting tax deductions, they are also promoting better air quality and resolving parking issues. One companie that is doing this is Metro Rideshare/Shared Mobility. The University of California, Los Angeles is a current institution that is promoting carpooling, vanpooling, and the use of public transportation. An incentive UCLA gives their faculty, staff, and students is a 50% subsidy from the transit fare (UCLA Transportation Commute Options). The benefits of doing this will cause a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions because less people will be driving to campus. While this is a small scale way to dealing with lowering carbon dioxide in the air. If all the companies join in the movement, we can have a big impact in lowering greenhouse gas levels.