Go Green at Home and on the Road

Becoming conservation minded doesn’t necessarily mean buying an electric car or riding a bicycle everywhere. But a few simple steps can save you thousands of dollars and help preserve the environment.


Here are some environmentally friendly tips you can take to the open road:


  • Buy or rent a home or apartment within walking or biking distance to your work, stores, and restaurants.


  • Use public transportation when available.


  • Join a carpool. You can even coordinate carpooling with nearby businesses.


  • See if car sharing is an option that would work for you.


  • If you do buy a car, go with a very fuel-efficient and low-emission one.


  • Fill up your car during evenings to reduce pollution levels.


  • Combine and map errands for the shortest route.


  • Keep your tires properly inflated.


  • Maintain timely vehicle maintenance.


  • If you own 2 cars, use the one with the best gas mileage more frequently.


A few minor lifestyle adjustments can make all the difference in the world. Literally.


Tip adapted from Global Stewards[i]

[i] http://www.globalstewards.org/alternative-transportation.htm

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