Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Driving vs Walking

Just back from a day in Fort Lauderdale meeting with customers. Great people. Not exactly a holiday but it was warm and nice there.

Neil Reynolds wrote an interesting Globe and Mail article on driving vs walking. The gist of the study he wrote about was that it is greener to drive your car than walk because the food you need to consume to support yourself on a walk.

The absurd part of the logic is it assumes the person who drives will eat less food. Simply not true. They will likely eat the same so weigh more so it will cost more gas to drive them. Or alternatively they will get on a treadmill and burn more greenhouse gasses.

It did make a good point that the food we eat does cost energy (which is one reason I am mostly vegetarian).

Of course I am not the person who should be blogging about this, it should be my environment brothers Glen and Lyle who do blogs largely about environmental issues.


At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! I agree with you Jim. Personal I think why not take bike cycle instead for walking or driving, a middle ground. One can burn less calories and still get to their destination faster. No gas and save on "FOOD" as well.



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