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Car Free Day

Car Free Day is a worldwide event on September 22 that encourages alternative methods of transportation on your commute and throughout your day. By reducing and eliminating car use (on September 22 and every day!) you can improve your physical fitness, reduce your carbon footprint, enhance mindfulness & creativity, and save money. Achieve this and more by joining your Lehigh colleagues on Car Free Day.


What is Car Free Day? A worldwide event to encourage alternative methods of transportation.

When is Car Free Day? Friday, September 22, 2017

How does Car Free Day help Lehigh? Lehigh strives to create a sustainable campus that merges environmentally responsible solutions (such as going car free) with equitable community practices (such as carpooling with your colleagues) and economic prosperity (saving money). Participation in this event is one of many ways you can help Lehigh integrate the three pillars of sustainability throughout the university.

In a survey distributed to Lehigh faculty and staff in 2014, 90.1% of respondents said they use single occupancy vehicles to get to campus. Since the average car releases 300 pounds of carbon dioxide for every 15 gallons of gasoline (Car Free Network) we have the opportunity to make a big impact with a small change. Let’s go Car Free once a year, once a month, or even every day!

How does Car Free Day help me?

  • Walking or biking to work improves your physical fitness

  • Reducing car use lessens your carbon footprint

  • Less gas = saving money

  • Carpooling helps you bond with your colleagues

How do I find a carpool buddy for Car Free Day? Use your Lehigh username and password to sign in to, a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride.

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