Metro and Sierra Club Encourage Drivers to Dump the Pump, Ride Transit | Environment
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – Metro and the Sierra Club are spreading the word about the benefits of riding public transportation in honor of Dump the Pump Day 2012.
Events in Cincinnati include:
- A “random act of greenness” on Monday, June 18 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Anderson Kroger Fuel Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave. Metro and the Sierra Club will provide giveaways and encourage drivers to consider the bus as an alternative to driving every day.
- Metro and the Sierra Club will have booths the 7th annual Paddlefest Kid’s Outdoor Adventure Expo at Coney Island on Thursday, June 21 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visit them to learn more about Dump the Pump Day, see a hybrid bus and have the chance to win prizes.
Other ways to celebrate Dump the Pump Day:
- Plan a bus trip on Metro using Google Transit on www.go-metro.com
- Calculate your fuel savings using our online calculator or determine your carbon footprint at http://www.go-metro.com/fares-passes/savings-calculator
About Dump the Pump Day: On June 21, 2012, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), in partnership with The Sierra Club, The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 7th Annual National Dump the Pump Day. The celebration encourages people to ride public transportation and save money, instead of driving a car. Visit http://apta.com for more information.
About the Sierra Club: The Sierra Club is America's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, the Club consists of 1.4 million of your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet. Join at http://www.sierraclub.org/.
About Metro: Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year. Learn more about Metro at www.go-metro.com.