The Point: RCTC, RCA, and partners take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on Earth Day and beyond

Earth Day is a day of celebration, action, and reflection. RCTC and agency partners are helping our planet by providing and advocating for sustainable solutions in transportation and land conservation. Here’s how to get involved:

Take public transit or rideshare. RCTC was pleased to join other transit agencies nationwide in urging drivers to keep their cars in park and try public transit instead. These great deals were offered locally on Earth Day:

Join a carpool or vanpool. In 2022, RCTC played a large part in helping the environment by cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The IE Commuter and VanClub programs reduced 55,650 single occupancy trips through ridesharing, removing more than 7.2 million pounds of vehicle emissions. By offering incentives to commuters to carpool, take transit, and walk to work, RCTC is helping reduce our local carbon footprint and traffic congestion. For more information about the rideshare program, visit

Visit a recreational area. The Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority is committed to conserving 500,000 acres of habitat for 146 native animal and plant species. The Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan includes boundless opportunities to enjoy firsthand the natural landscapes, plants, and animals of western Riverside County. Ideas include the Hidden Valley Nature Center or Diamond Valley Lake, where you can hike, watch birds, use equestrian trails, or ride a bike. Learn about the recreational opportunities here.

RCTC hosted information booths at several Earth Day events in April. Thank you for stopping by our booths at these events: