Got to make a stop in your car? Idling for even 11 seconds wastes more fuel than restarting your engine. Plus, curbside idling is illegal – even if you're sitting in your car. Save some gas and spare yourself a ticket.
Take a train or coach bus and you'll avoid both long airport lines and grueling security checks. Air travel is also a major source of human-induced climate change – traveling by train or bus produces 85% less pollution than a plane flight.
There are travel agencies that specialize in eco-tourism. Work with one before your next trip and you can minimize your eco-footprint. Who knew! Ecotourism In Depth
Want to save money and emit fewer greenhouse gases? Hybrid cars do all that and more. Want even bigger savings? Try a fully electric vehicle and can save you up to half (!) on fuel costs.
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A quick trip to the mechanic can make a big difference – your car will run better and be more fuel efficient. Ask about your tires, too. Properly inflated tires improves gas mileage. It also reduces your carbon emissions.