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Reducing
carbon footprint

What can you do to reduce your carbon footprint?

Consider your transport options

However, the train is going to make the journey anyway, and if it had a lot of empty seats because everyone was driving instead, the train would use even more CO2 per passenger and more CO2 would go into the atmosphere so public transport is the most environmentally friendly option, if it is widely used.

Depending on the distance, planes can be up to 10 times more polluting than trains. Short haul flights (like Dublin to Cork) are worse than long-haul flights
(like Dublin to New York) because take-off and landing use most of the fuel on
a flight.

You can use the tool to calculate the carbon contribution of your journey to school:
http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/JourneyPlanning/JourneyEmissionsCompare.aspx


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