Sustainable Missoula: Transportation planning a key piece of climate-change mitigation

Posted on February 25, 2019 climate-cold-glacier-2969

“Climate Smart Missoula’s 2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory states that transportation is the largest single source of local emissions, contributing 37 percent to Missoula’s total carbon footprint. Eighty-seven percent of those emissions consist of on-road gasoline and diesel. (That’s 290,568 metric tons of CO2.) Given Climate Smart Missoula’s 0-50-100 sustainability framework (Zero Waste, 50 percent sustainable trips, and 100 percent clean electricity) for Missoula by 2035, biking, walking and using transit services has a huge role to play in building local resiliency.” Read more here.