Green Driving Tips

Earth Day is coming up, and we want to provide some great tips on reducing your carbon footprint during your weekly commutes! With these tips, you’ll be on the right track to saving time, saving fuel, and saving the planet.

 

Consolidate Your Trips: Making small trips to complete errands throughout your week can add to your carbon footprint. Sending those packages, getting groceries and maybe a haircut -- if you can plan some time in your week, these errands can be completed all in the same trip.
 

Carpool: Carpooling is a great way to save you and your friends, coworkers or classmates the extra fuel, emissions, and time finding a parking spot. With those 3 extra passengers that would normally drive individually, that’s three extra vehicles off the road. 

 

Public Transportation: Public transportation will always be available, and is a great way to get around. Even using public transportation just a few times a week can save miles, fuel, and reduce your carbon footprint. Many public transportation systems have core values to increase environmental quality and encourage alternative transportation opposed to a Single Occupancy Vehicle.

 

Avoid Driving Aggressively: Putting the pedal to the medal at every green light causes your engine to work harder than it needs to, and expending unnecessary amounts of fuel. Take it slower.

 

Clear Out Unnecessary Items in Your Car: Even if they are small items, the weight adds up. Added weight to the car creates more work for the engine, which will use more fuel and energy! Be sure to keep your vehicle free of those extra items.

 
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