World Nature Conservation Day
The 28th July is World Nature Conservation Day; a day for raising awareness of our responsibility to care for and protect our environment for future generations.
As human beings, it’s our responsibility to ensure we conserve the environment around us so that it continues to thrive for future generations to come. This is why we encourage everyone to travel by bus and coach where possible. In doing so, you are reducing your carbon footprint by producing fewer emissions and therefore contributing to the clean-up of our environment. Mistral Group are committed to ensuring the necessary changes are made in our nation’s effort to cut emissions and encouraging the public to be mindful when choosing transport methods.
Reasons Bus & Coach can help you contribute to a better environment:
The UK economy pays out a sum of at least £11 billion every year due to congestion charges. If all UK residents chose to travel by bus rather than car for just one journey per month, this would result in one billion fewer car journeys annually. A fleet of multiple single-occupancy vehicles consumes a huge amount of energy in comparison to a bus carrying several passengers.
Furthermore, less congestion on our roads means vehicles can travel at higher average speeds, allowing engines to function more efficiently and thus reducing emissions. CO2 emissions could be reduced by 2 million tonnes annually if everyone switched one car journey per month for bus travel.
Travelling by coach is considered twice as efficient as rail, almost four times more efficient than travelling by car and six times more efficient than air travel. An annual 10% increase in coach travel would help to avoid more than 17 million car journeys according to the Confederation of Passenger Transport.
A journey from London to Edinburgh typically results in: 96.4kg of CO2 emissions per passenger when travelling by plane, 71kg when travelling by car and 11.9kg by train. The same journey, but travelling by coach, results in roughly 9.2kg of CO2 emissions per passenger – making it the clear first choice for clean modes of transport. Based on these figures, roughly 61.8kg of CO2 emissions could be avoided in a single trip by choosing coach over car travel.