Happy Earth Day and Happy Birthday, megabus!

Megabus Los Angeles. CAmegabus is celebrating its 10th anniversary of eco-friendly travel in the U.S. The bus operator, which now provides an eco-friendly travel alternative to over 50 million customers and connects more than 120 major cities and hubs, was launched during Earth Month on April 10, 2006.

Ever since Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, the month of April has been nationally recognized as Earth Month and countless environmental activities now take place across the country. To celebrate this, megabus partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to offset its CO2 output and, at the same time, make your bus routes more environmentally-friendly and picturesque as it set out to plant 10,000 trees* along megabus routes and on college campuses over the upcoming year.

Sustainable Bus Traffic

Environmentally-friendly bus routes

megabus continues its environmental efforts as all double decker buses are now equipped with a GreenRoad system. Besides giving tips on road safety to bus drivers in real time, the smart system also allows drivers to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
When traveling by bus, you can also rest assured you’re doing your part to save the environment. According to a recent megabus study, most bus passengers travel solo, making bus travel the number one alternative to long-distance single occupancy car trips, a well-known environmental pet peeve.

Take action!

Sustainable bus routes

Booking your bus trip is a great first step but make sure you take action to help protect the environment. There are both nationwide and regional events taking place during the whole month of April to celebrate Earth Day.

Earth Day 2016 Events

Zoom in on the map below or read on to find an event near you:

Plant a tree!

Eco-friendly bus routes

The Arbor Day Foundation provides plenty of tree-nursery alternatives to help you plant your first tree. You can also take part in the Annual Clean-Up and Tree Planting in Columbus, Ohio.

All our bus routes to and from Columbus, OH.

Volunteer to protect your national parks!
The National Park Conservation Association is hosting National Park Week from April 16 to 24 and all national parks in the country offer free admission! Earth Day Texas is celebrating by hosting a full weekend of environmental fun.

All our bus routes to and from Dallas, TX.

Clean your beach!
The Surfrider Foundation and Save Our Shores are organizing joint beach cleanups throughout the month of April. Find out how you can help on their website or go to the Long Beach Earth Day Cleanup.

All our bus routes to and from Long Beach, CA.

More events: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is also hosting nationwide Earth Day events. For a full list of regional events, take a look at their website.

*Planting 10,000 trees presents the following benefits to the environment

10,000 trees grown for 10 years is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from

  • 82 passenger vehicles driven for one year
  • 928,571 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle
  • 140 tons of waste sent to the landfill
  • 10,000 trees grown for 10 years is equivalent to CO2 emissions from

  • 15,466 100-mile bus trips for a single passenger
  • 35.6 homes’ energy use for one year
  • 53.6 homes’ electricity use for one year
  • 10,000 trees grown for 10 years sequesters as much carbon as

  • 320 acres of U.S. forests in one year
  • 3 acres of U.S. forests preserved from conversion to cropland in one year.
Share this post:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.