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Green IT can encourage use of public transport

Volvo project suggests CO2 ‘pedometer’ can help make the case for greener commuting

Robert Jack

A group of employees from Volvo in Gothenburg, Sweden, have been taking part in a project in which a personal CO2 “pedometer” has kept a check on what their commuting to work costs in the form of carbon emissions. The results of the project demonstrate how Green IT can show people how they can help to reduce the climate threat and thereby increase their motivation to change their behaviour and help to improve the environment.

The project saw journeys made by the Volvo employees...

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