Drive less

Drive less

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.

Car-Free Cities? Impossible! Oh wait it's already happening....

A number of cities around the world are banning cars from the city centers. Some have no choice but to ban them. Their streets are too crowded, too many pedestrians, too narrow, or too canal-y (try driving in downtown Venice). Many cities are experimenting with ways to reduce the amount of traffic in city centers, the amount of pollution and create a more pedestrian friendly city. Below I highlighted what a few cities are doing to encourage people to step away from their cars and use other modes of transport.

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How can I save money and reduce CO2 emission? Best practices in gas saving

The average consumer knows of one general way to save gas. That way of course is engine size. The smaller the better. A 4 cylinder engine is more fuel efficient than a 6 cylinder engine. A 6 cylinder engine is more fuel efficient than a 8 cylinder engine. It can be broken down even further. A 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine, is more fuel efficient than a 2.2 liter 4 cylinder engine. These are relatively easy facts to remember, but there are other easy facts unknown to many consumers. These facts revolve around what we can call driving habits.

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Walking makes both the environment and you healthier

Using your car is one of the largest sources emissions of personal emissions. We can reduce these emissions by driving efficiently, carpooling, biking, using public transportation or walking. All of them are good ways to fight climate change, but walking has a lot of positive effects for our health, which includes:

1.    Walking strengthens your heart. According some studies you reduce the possibility of having cardiovascular diseases more than 30%.

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Ride-Sharing: a great eco-option for local travel

Debates around car ownership and their environmental impact abound in social and professional circles of all sorts. So often we site the lack of alternatives as a reason to drive our own car to work, for fun and for holidays. The car has become, in the eyes of some, the quintessential image of extreme consumption and waste - a source of guilt for the driver. However, a car can instead be a tool for building community; a way of sharing resources and an extremely efficient and inexpensive mode of travel.

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Reduce Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Driving Less

Have you ever been caught in a traffic jam on a major highway or main road and have wished you could fly out of the traffic chaos to reach your destination soon? It has happened to many of us on several occasions. Flying out of a traffic jam sounds appealing, but not yet possible. However, it is possible to not get caught in a traffic jam in the first place by reducing your vehicle use.

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