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Go Green: Green Your Car...and WIN Prizes!

Posted by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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Green Your Car

Did you know that 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. come from cars, SUVs, and other light trucks? Do your part to reduce these emissions!

You don't have to go out and buy a hybrid to make your driving more environmentally-friendly. Just try some of these tips:

  • Avoid unnecessary mileage by running all your errands in one trip.
  • Drive smoothly and keep to the speed limit to cut back on gas and CO2 emissions.
  • Keep your engine tuned so that it's as fuel-efficient as possible.
  • Organize carpools to the places you drive the most: work, school, your kids' activities, etc.
  • Bicycle or walk short distances rather than drive
  • Roll down your windows on hot days, instead of automatically turning on the air conditioning.

If you don't own a car, you're already doing your part to make your transportation environmentally-friendly. According to the Center for Transportation Excellence, "public transportation produces, on average, per passenger mile, 95 percent less carbon monoxide, 92 percent fewer volatile organic compounds, 45 percent less carbon dioxide and 48 percent less nitrogen oxide" than private vehicles.

How do you plan to green your driving? Tell us in the replies below!

 

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by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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PurpleHazey
by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Do more walking

momofsixangels
by Bronze Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 10:33 PM

I bike to the store when I can so I wont have to drive

goddess99
by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I always try to run all my errands in 1 day, there are a couple days a week we don't use the cars at all.

BeachLifeMama
by Beachy on Apr. 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Carpooling and do errands in one trip.

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Apr. 22, 2013 at 6:26 AM
I try to do as much in one trip when I can
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by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 6:41 AM
I try to get all my errands done in one car trip.
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 22, 2013 at 6:50 AM

I do all of the above except public transportation....it's just not available in our area.

Flaca43
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:15 AM

 We roll down our windows on hot days.

jsbuck
by Janet on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:43 AM

 I currently do all of the things listed, except our area does not have public transportation. 

chrissysnow22
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:49 AM
I do not own a car... Well technically I do but I have never driven it except to move it up to a new parking spot.
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