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For many people, a large part of their direct emissions are created by using their car. One of the most common uses of a person's car is to get to work. By using public transportation, carpooling, biking or walking instead of your car you can make enormous reductions in the amount of emissions you cause everyday.

If these methods of transportation are not an option then try changing your driving habits. Even if you have purchased a small car, when you drive at speeds over 95 km/h you greatly reduce your cars advertised fuel efficiency. Apart from this, sharp accelerations and idling also reduce fuel efficiency. That's why avoiding rush hour and driving all together if possible is a great way to reduce emissions.

Biking in the Suburbs. A Green Alternative to Pedestrian and Automotive Travel

Biking sure is a great way to get around. Sometimes the benefits of the bicycle are apparent, especially when you’re cruising by cars on congested roadways typically encountered in dense city centers. But what about other urban areas that, comparatively, are lower density?

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The many benefits of car-sharing and carpooling

Given the rising price of public transport across the globe, the cheaper alternative car-sharing, is not just financially beneficial…

Carsharing; the new-generation, more responsible version of hitchhiking, is no longer just for those who ‘need a lift’ to the nearest music festival.

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Can't break up with your car? Me neither... Join me and let’s all sell our cars!

If you meet me on the street and ask me my opinion of cars I would say it is a necessary evil in certain situations. In rural living, it is one of the most important tools you can have. However, in the city there is very little reason to have a car, especially with the increasing number of car sharing options popping up. If you caught me on a bad day I may even go on a diatribe about the car as a status symbol and our being manipulated by advertising and social expectations to own a car. On the other hand I am the the very car owner/city dweller I rail against.

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The quickest and easiest things we could change to start reducing our carbon footprint in 2015

Green New Years resolutions can be significant.  Here is how my family goes about it.  First my husband and I have to agree on the goal.  Since we are a household, it does no good if I say that we are going to stop using paper towels when my husband will just go and buy more. If it is something that needs to be accomplished together then it’s time to call a family meeting.  Once we all agreed on a goal we make sure it is not so big that we never get around to it.

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Meal Planning: A weekly resolution that will save gas, time, and money in 2015

January is supposed to be the start of a new year, and new resolutions, but while resolutions can span from planning to lose weight to traveling the world, most people probably can’t remember what they promised themselves the previous year. Whether this is due to extravagant and unattainable resolutions or the inability to remember to actually complete the resolution, this fact holds true: agenda companies and secretaries exist for a reason, and that reason is that most people do not like to plan.

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