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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint


Did you know, every day, Americans use more energy and generate more pollution in vehicular travel than they do in the production of goods, the operation of commercial enterprises, or the running of their homes? At 28%, transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions for the first time in 40 years. But here in Philadelphia, it’s a different story. The City’s recently-released “Clean Energy Vision for Philadelphia” reports that transportation represents just 17% of citywide emissions. According to the report, “transportation emissions are relatively low in Philadelphia thanks to residents riding SEPTA and other low-carbon options” – such as biking and walking.

On average, commuters who choose public transportation over driving cut their personal transportation emissions by 70%. These commuters also reduce their carbon footprint by one pound for every mile they don’t drive.

This month’s contest is so easy! All you need to do is name one place you go on SEPTA (instead of driving or rideshare or taxi) and the impact on your carbon footprint.

For example: Citizens Bank Park. 5 miles each way = Carbon footprint reduced by 10 pounds!

All entries will be eligible for prizes. Top prize is a May Anywhere TrailPass. Ten (10) runners-up will each receive a SEPTA t-shirt. Contest ends 4/22 (Earth Day).

I hereby accept the Terms and Conditions.

Prize: One Grand Prize - May Anywhere TrailPass

Ten Runner Ups – One SEPTA T-Shirt

Contest rules:

1. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Ordinary mobile service charges do apply.

2. Promotion period runs until 11:59 PM ET, 4/22/19.

3. To enter, an entrant must enter at Ten entries maximum per email address.

4. Entrants must be a resident of the United States, 14 years or older. Employees of SEPTA are not eligible entrants.

5. No substitution for or transfer of prizes permitted.

6. All Federal, State, provincial, local and other applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the recipient.

7. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and any other rules and regulations adopted by SEPTA.

8. SEPTA assumes no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate entry information. SEPTA is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction. SEPTA is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the sweepstakes, or in the announcement of any prize winners.

9. SEPTA reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. SEPTA reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual they suspect or find (a) to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, (b) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or (c) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

10. Winning entries will be selected at random by SEPTA's Marketing Department. Eleven (11) picks will receive for prizes. Grand prize is a May Anywhere TrailPass. All determinations by SEPTA are final.

11. The promotion is sponsored by SEPTA, 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.   

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