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July 10 2019

New Active Transportation and Climate Change Infographic from the American College of Sports Medicine

By Rebecca Rehr

By biking, walking, and rolling you are improving your physical and mental health and addressing one of the biggest contributors to climate change – emissions from transportation. 

Greenhouse gas emissions contribute to our changing climate, resulting in increasing temperatures and extreme weather.

Climate change impacts our health, causing and exacerbating heart and lung diseases like asthma and COPD and increasing cases of heat stress and heat stroke among other health impacts.

We can all do something about climate change. Reduce CO2 emissions by walking and bicycling for trips up to 3 miles! Reduce air pollution by 12% in one day in cities with open streets events!

You can find the infographic on the American College of Sports Medicine’s website here

 

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is a partner of Climate for Health, a coalition of health leaders committed to caring for our climate to care for our health.  ACSM’s ActivEarth initiative works to improve public health, the environment and the economy through greater levels of physical activity and active transportation like walking, bicycling, or wheelchair rolling. Founded by ecoAmerica, Climate for Health offers tools, resources, and communications to demonstrate visible climate leadership, inspiring and empowering health leaders to speak about, act on and advocate for climate solutions. Learn more about our partnership and the resources available to you here.

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