In the United States, the largest category of carbon emissions is from transportation, which accounts for about 29% of total U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Petroleum based products account for 91% of the transportation sector energy use and more than half of all transportation emissions are created by minivans and medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Gardens, museums and zoos have an opportunity to reduce carbon emissions by transitioning from petroleum to electric powered vehicles, incentivizing more sustainable travel and offsetting employee travel.
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- Transportation Sector Emissions (EPA)
- Energy Use for Transportation (US Energy Information Administration)