Black History Month: Public Transit
February is Black History Month, so this week we're pairing notable events in African American history with a related green tip.
Event: On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white person. Later, she said, "I did not get on the bus to get arrested. I got on the bus to go home."
Tip #3: Parks proved that taking transit could be a political act. Make your own statement by staying as car-free as possible: Each year, public transportation in America saves 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions. Google Maps now provides easy-to-follow public-transit directions.