We’ve done a lot in recent years to reduce our carbon footprint, both on the road and in our stations and offices. And we’re going even 'greener' wherever we can…
Eco reasons to go Greyhound
Traveling on a bus (like a Greyhound), is actually the smallest carbon footprint of any mode of transport. (Bikes and walking excluded!)
If you took a Greyhound bus instead of your car, you'd reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by around 85%. That's pretty huge. And it's true for 1 person traveling alone, or even two buddies going together.
If you’re thinking about traveling with Greyhound instead of flying, that’s a good move, too. Even if there are two of you, you’ll cut carbon emissions by 55-77% if you travel by bus (plus, it’s way better for the wallet).
Our greener buses
And now, for the technical, geeky bit on eco technology...
All new Greyhound buses are built with the latest emissions-reducing parts. And our refurbished buses have been given the green treatment too – with upgrades that help increase engine efficiency and fuel economy.
Low-sulfur fuel & fuel economy
All our buses run on clean-burning low-sulfur diesel fuel, and our engines meet the latest EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards for carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions.
Our refurbished buses have a re-tuned driveline and torque management in lower gears, which means an increase in engine efficiency and fuel economy.
Diesel particulate filters
Using our modern vehicles most
Idle management systems
Our eco-friendly stations
You probably won’t notice all the little things we’re doing in our stations to save energy and resources – because they’ve all become second nature (especially our super-green landscaping).
Recycling cooking oil
Our energy-saving offices
We started a ‘small changes, big difference’ campaign in our head office and the mantra's worked, with little improvements adding up to a much greener working environment. Here are just a few of the ways we’re saving energy and reducing waste, every day.
Not a paper cup in sight
Recycling our electronics
Reducing water waste
Motion-activated paper towel dispensers
Did you know more than half of the air pollution comes from cars, SUV's and trucks? Greyhound is an inexpensive, convenient and comfortable alternative to ridesharing.These might all seem like common sense things, but when you add them up across offices with thousands of people... it adds up real quick.