Greener Transportation Alternatives

Transportation accounts for a large percentage of the energy consumed in Northfield. If we are to become an energy self-sufficient community, we must:
-develop in a manner that facilitates easy and efficient transportation within, and to and from, Northfield
-facilitate non-motorized transportation(i.e. walking, biking, skateboarding, scootering…you get it!)
-develop a much more efficient community vehicle fleet (including private and shared vehicles, and private and public vehicle fleets)
-make a rapid transition away from petroleum-based fuels (gasoline and diesel fuel) and to renewable biofuels (e.g. biodiesel and ethanol)
-engage in the policy-making process at the local, state and federal level to facilitate the above.

Some of these things are a matter of personal choice. Several having to do with the decision concerning what kind of vehicle you choose to drive include:

-How much do you want to pay for fuel?
-How much fossil fuel do you want to burn?
-How much do you want to contribute to global climate chaos by emitting carbon dioxide?

For information on these and other issues, contact us or register to receive our emails to get notices of RENew Northfield Transportation Committee meetings and events.