SmartWay Affiliate Editorial Calendar
July 2018 : Resources to Share with Your Members
Theme – Energy Independence
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Goods Movement is a Growing Industry
With this growth, comes more complex supply chains and the opportunity to sell and source in new markets. Increasingly, U.S. manufacturing relies upon multiple sources and modes of transportation. Producing goods means transportation over longer distances, and that means more fuel consumption.
Demand for Oil is Increasing
Over half of the world’s oil production is used for transportation, and transportation is fueled almost entirely by oil. This much movement demands an extraordinary amount of energy, consuming over a billion barrels of oil per year.
SmartWay Supports Energy Independence
Reducing the energy costs of goods movement is a priority for many businesses. Participating in SmartWay helps a company demonstrate their leadership, measure their progress toward reducing their environmental footprint and identify where and how they can continue to progress. Since 2004, SmartWay has helped its partners save 215.4 million barrels of oil- equivalent to eliminating annual electricity use in over 14 million homes.
SmartWay helps grow the market for more efficient equipment and freight operations by facilitating the distribution of thousands of fuel-saving devices that reduce the amount of money the freight industry spends on fuel and lessens the impact of freight movement on the environment. Manufacturers and suppliers are able to demonstrate the real-world emissions and fuel savings of vehicles and equipment verified by EPA.
As a SmartWay Affiliate, there are actions your organization can take to communicate its shared commitment to reducing transportation-related emissions:
- Encourage your members to participate in the SmartWay program. It is a strong example of how economic and environmental goals can be achieved through good partnerships and incentives. Businesses are able to conserve energy, cut costs, and protect the environment. https://www.epa.gov/smartway/participate-smartway
- Educate your members on ways to advance their supply chain sustainability, conserve fuel, and reduce their environmental impact of freight transportation through our reports, fact sheets, strategy documents and webinar recordings. https://www.epa.gov/smartway/resource-pages-current-smartway-partners-and-affiliates