Sarah McKenzie

Hornstein tracks carbon footprint during legislative session


Rep. Frank Hornstein, a leading transit advocate at the state Capitol, had Metro Transit calculate his carbon footprint and savings from taking the bus and light rail to St. Paul from his home in Linden Hills instead of his car during the 2015 legislative session.

By ditching his car, Hornstein reduced greenhouse gas emissions from his commute by 2,359 pounds from early January to mid-May, according to Metro Transit’s analysis.


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