Dow – as the Official Carbon Partner of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee – helps mitigate the footprint of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games through the implementation of energy-efficient technologies and solutions with improved greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance in the key areas of infrastructure, industry and agriculture.
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Using public transportation not only reduces the emissions produced by cars; it also eases the wear on infrastructure, so cities need fewer carbon intensive repairs.
Walking and biking are even better for the environment than public transportation, and improve your health, too.
Reducing carbon emissions doesn’t mean abandoning cars altogether. Switching to a smaller, more efficient car and car pooling also lowers your carbon footprint compared with single drivers making multiple trips.
Recycling bottles, cans and paper helps lower carbon emissions at every step in a product’s lifecycle. That means fewer emissions from manufacturing, and significantly fewer wasted emissions from disposal.
Just like people, food also generates greenhouse gas emissions when it travels. Buying locally grown food cuts down on those travel-related carbon emissions, lowering your overall carbon footprint.
That since 1990 Dow products and technologies have helped our customers avoid over 1 billion tons of GHG emissions? During the same time period, Dow aggressively managed its own footprint by preventing more than 270 million metric tons from entering the atmosphere.
The estimated direct carbon footprint of the Games in Sochi is equivalent to the emissions created by 32,500 Russians for one year or emissions by almost 1.5 billion kilometers of car travel, equivalent to 5 return trips to the sun.
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