The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows.Josh Fox
Every year we get closer to depleting the petroleum available in the world today, these fossil fuels won’t last forever and demand is only continuing to increase. There are other options out there, everything from taking the public transportation to using vehicles that don’t require gasoline.
Biking is unquestionably better for you, and many forms of public transport these days use propane or even electric. Dump The Pump Day encourages you to give yourself and the world a break from the pump and start changing the world.
History of Dump The Pump Day
As petroleum fuels start to deplete the price of gas inevitably goes up with it, it’s a simple case of supply and demand. Dump The Pump Day was aimed at encouraging people to start reducing the amount of gas they spend by finding alternate ways to handle gas consumption.
It all starts with just simply not using their car for a day, but it can expand even further beyond that. There are other options showing up on the horizon, with hybrid cars taking some of the gas cost out of driving, and electric cars eliminating it completely.
Even if you can’t avoid using gas today, if your family uses two vehicles you can cut down to using just one car. It’s been shown that families who downsize to using just one car can save themselves up to $10k in gasoline every year, just on daily driving.
When it comes down to brass tacks, it’s all about finding ways to avoid using the pump on Dump The Pump Day and finding ways to help save the world and the future.
How to celebrate Dump The Pump Day
Celebrating Dump The Pump Day begins by choosing a method of transportation that doesn’t require you to stop at the pump. Look into public transportation routes, using them not only helps you save money but also aids your community to an unexpected degree.
Spend 1$ on public transportation, and the community sees a return of $4 in economic benefit, that’s a 400% boost, all by choosing not to use gas! Whatever you do, help break yourself off the pump and find a new way to make the world a little more oil-free!