The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions (29%). Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation primarily come from burning fossil fuel for our cars, trucks, ships, trains, and planes. Over 90 percent of the fuel used for transportation is petroleum-based, which includes primarily gasoline and diesel. (Source: EPA)
The problems don’t stop there. Crowd movement and control, noise pollution, access, and parking and litter also have negative impacts on the local environment.
Events are wonderful, but they come with a cost to our planet. But that’s not all.
Psychologists have found that our identities crumble and the will to live wanes in the absence of meaningful relationships or a sense of personal contribution.
We need relationships.
Meetups, festivals, conferences—any events that bring people together—help connect, grow, and develop relationships. We meet new friends, find new opportunities, and cultivate lasting memories.
But not everyone can make it out to an event.
Over 15% of the world’s population experiences some form of disability, according to Worldbank.org. That’s over one billion people who face barriers to attend an event. But it’s not just people who experience disabilities:
Events help take away the pain of loneliness for some people—the capable people who can afford it—but not for all people.