Transportation

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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Institutions Pursuing Transportation Goals:

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati, Ohio

Duke Farms

Hillsborough Township, New Jersey

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden

Washington, D.C.

Holden Forests and Gardens

Kirtland, Ohio

Horniman Museum and Gardens

London, United Kingdom

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Austin, Texas

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Sarasota, Florida

Mt. Cuba Center

Hockessin, Delaware

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, New York

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Norfolk, Virginia

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas, California

Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Smithsonian Gardens

Washington, D.C.