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A recent study revealed that living vegan can save up to 670 kg Co2 a year. But not only veganism saves Co2, using public transport like train instead of car also helps to save the environment. Public transport companies, like the Austrian Raiload Company (ÖBB) rely 100% on green electricity and explicity promote the Co2 reduction on their train tickets.

Co2 avoided compared to driving by car on train ticket

Therefore I collected all my train tickets from the last year (2018) and summed up Co2 reduction. Moreover, I looked up the distance in km and calculated the costs for the company I’m working at if they had to pay me for driving by car. I compared it to a mean ticket price, because the price varies on how early you buy the ticket e.g. between 9€ to 35€ for a ticket from Linz to Vienna

DateFromToCo2 Red. (kg)Distance (km)
18.1.2018LinzVienna38,1178
20.1.2018ViennaLinz38,1178
30.1.2018LinzSalzburg26,0130
31.1.2018SalzburgLinz26,0130
11.2.2018LinzZurich119,2581
15.2.2018ZurichLinz119,2581
20.2.2018LinzFrankfurt114,8541
24.2.2018FrankfurtLinz114,8541
11.4.2018Linz Vienna 38,1178
13.4.2018 Vienna Linz38,1178
1.5.2018LinzBudapest91,0434
4.5.2018BudapestLinz91,0434
12.5.2018Linz Vienna 38,1178
13.5.2018 Vienna Linz38,1178
23.5.2018Linz Vienna 38,1178
25.5.2018 Vienna Linz38,1178
1.6.2018Linz Vienna 38,1178
2.6.2018 Vienna Linz38,1178
20.6.2018Linz Vienna 38,1178
21.6.2018 Vienna Linz38,1178
23.8.2018LinzInnsbruck64,5313
24.8.2018InnsbruckLinz64,5313
16.10.2018Linz Vienna 38,1178
19.10.2018 Vienna Linz38,1178
12.11.2018 Vienna Linz38,1178
30.11.2018Linz Vienna 38,1178
1.12.2018 Vienna Linz38,1178
3.12.2018Linz Vienna 38,1178
7.12.2018 Vienna Linz38,1178
Sum:1554,9 kg7380,0 km
€ per km0,42 €3099,3 €
Mean ticket Price30 €870 €

The numbers show that just by using public transport for some business trips (not all) I was able to save a huge amount of Co2. Compared to the study, twice the amount of Co2 like living vegan 🙂 Moreover, using train instead cars save the company a lof of money: 2229€ in one year. My conclusion is that it’s not necessary to change the complete way of living to make a sustainable impact on Co2 reduction.

About erpcoder
Azure Cloud Architect and Dynamics 365 enthusiast working in Research & Development for InsideAx

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