Recognizes the Environment with Whistle Stop
Engineer in Philly and DC
- On July 26 and 27, Amtrak will promote environmental awareness with
the introduction of ARTE the Environmental Engineer, a main feature of
its "Amtrak and the Environment" section of the Whistle Stop mini-site.
ARTE (Amtrak Recognizes the Environment) the Engineer — named by rail
fans in an online contest — is a green, leaf-shaped mascot found on
Amtrak's new community mini-site. ARTE will visit Philadelphia 30th
Street Station and Washington Union Station to educate passengers on
the energy efficiency of train travel and to hand out Blue Spruce
seedlings they can plant to offset their carbon footprint.
Representatives from Amtrak's Environmental Department will also be
available to answer questions.
of ARTE the Engineer is to guide readers to
environment-focused information throughout the Whistle Stop site.
Information on environmental issues as well as strategies on reducing
your carbon footprint can be found by going to Amtrak.com/Whistlestop
and clicking on "Amtrak and the Environment." The site encourages
Amtrak passengers to analyze the affects of their daily activities on
the environment and shows ways to help reduce your impact on the earth.
Readers can also check out Arrive magazine's special green issue, as
well as other Amtrak "green" initiatives such as the Trails & Rails
program on the new site.
hand out Blue Spruce seedlings (while supplies last) to passengers
outside of the Acela
waiting area in Philadelphia on July 26 between 3:00 and 6:00 pm and at
Washington Union Station on July 27 between 3:00 and 6:00 pm, to help
passengers offset the carbon generated from their trip. Each Blue
Spruce that is planted will grow into a tree which absorbs two tons of
CO2 in its lifetime — offsetting the carbon output from 14,000 miles of