By bike, bus or train
to work Most of the routes we drive are shorter than 3 km. Usually you don’t need a car. If you’re smart, you get fit and jump on your bike or simply walk. Those who travel 25 km a day to work and avoid driving by changing to buses or trains save around 3700 € and around 320 kg CO2 per year.
Twice as good:
e-car + green electricity Switching to e-mobility is especially good for the climate if electricity from environmentally friendly power plants is used. If you want to be climate-friendly and mobile , it’s helpful also make the energy transition at home. Ideally with your own solar power station on the roof.
If you rarely need a ride, you should switch to car sharing. Once you have registered, you can quickly rent a car at any time - without any hassles.
Cancel domestic flights
Flying causes about 5 percent of all CO2- emissions * worldwide. Already a return flight from Düsseldorf to Munich causes approx. 250 kg of CO2. The train journey takes a little longer, but at approx. 28g. it is much more climate-friendly. Coaches are also a surprisingly climate-friendly choice.
Flight unavoidable? …please with compensation
CO2 emissions can be calculated and compensated. You pay for the greenhouse gases caused by your flight. The money is invested in developing countries, e.g. in solar, hydropower or energy-saving projects, in order to save the amount of CO2 that corresponds to the emissions produced.