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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