From lacing up your sneakers, to hopping in your all-electric vehicle, there are plenty of small steps you can take for a more sustainable commute, starting today. What you see here are Ecksand approved ways to green your commute starting this World Car Free Day and continue on beyond.

1. Pedal Power

An easy and active way (hello, endorphins!) to get to where you need to go is by bike. It’s not only a great way to get in some cardio, but it is incredibly eco-friendly as it produces zero carbon emissions. That means it’s good for you, and it’s good for the planet! #winwin! Plus, with bike-share services popping up in cities all over (Bixi here in Montréal), biking has never been more accessible. So strap on your helmet, pump up your tires, and enjoy that oh-so-delightful fresh air.

2. Walk the Walk

A model walking up stairs outside wearing Volvo shoes.

Next time you have somewhere to go, why not put on your sneakers and make the commute by foot? It’s the perfect way to show your body and the earth some love. After all, every step we make towards a sustainable future brings us one step closer to a greener tomorrow! 

In collaboration with Volvo Cars, our friends at Casca Footwear are launching a limited-edition sneaker on World Car Free Day, celebrated on September 22. Rethinking footwear just like we rethink jewelry, Casca introduces their new sustainable shoes featuring recycled plastic bottles in the knit upper, and recycled car tire in the speckle of the sole. Not to mention they are timeless, comfortable, and made to last, with values that won’t ever tire.

3. Carpool It

A shot of the inside of a Volvo car where a model is driving whilst wearing a selection of Ecksand rings.

For those commuting daily, carpooling safely is a great way to reduce your overall emissions. You can take turns driving with family members or close friends, just like you can take turns making the playlists! By carpooling, you will not only save on gas, but you’ll also get to spend some quality time with your loved ones. 

4. Make the Switch to an Electric Vehicle

Cut down on your tailpipe emissions and get to where you need to go in an all electric vehicle. Fuelled by desire (and electricity!) to make the world a greener place, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is the latest and best in sustainable design. Not to mention, its stylish and intuitive features make it one of the most comfortable cars on the road. It’s the perfect vehicle to get you to and from work during the week, and outside exploring on the weekends.

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