R2CTPO Earth Day Press Release

Contact: Pamela Blankenship

Phone: 386-226-0422 ext. 20416

Email:  pblankenship@r2ctpo.org

Website: www.r2ctpo.org      



 DAYTONA BEACH, FL – April 22, 2018 – Forty-six years ago today, Earth Day, April 22, became a day to encourage action, promote awareness and appreciation, and remind each of us that we can all participate in small ways to preserve our environment.

Working to be a good steward of the environment, two of the ways the River to Sea TPO contributes to a healthier earth is by:

  • Advocating for the development of walkable communities through the funding of multipurpose trails and sidewalks.
  • Proper traffic signal timing and technologies which can reduce delays and stops by 30% or more according to the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE). This reduces air pollution, idling time, gas consumption and improves driver satisfaction.

On this day, we encourage you to:

  • Walk or take your bicycle to your destination.
  • Take transit instead of your vehicle. One bus can carry as many people as 40 cars. For each gallon of fuel your vehicle consumes, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide are released into the air.

Walking, biking and taking transit are just a few things you can do to celebrate Earth Day. Small changes can make a big difference. Dr. Jane Goodall, British environmentalist and scientist, once said “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

 About the River to Sea TPO:   The River to Sea TPO is the duly designated and constituted body responsible for carrying out the urban transportation planning and programming process for designated Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). The TPO’s metropolitan planning area includes all of Volusia County and the developed areas of eastern Flagler County, including Beverly Beach and Flagler Beach, as well as portions of the cities of Palm Coast and Bunnell.

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For additional information or media inquiries, contact Pamela Blankenship, River to Sea TPO Community Outreach Coordinator, at PBlankenship@r2ctpo.org or 386-226-0422 ext. 20416.