Getting to Work Eco-Friendly Style

We are used to simply getting around using conventional methods that damage the environment, but is there a way to get to work in an eco-friendly style?

Put One Less Car On The Road Everyday

By having one less car on the road, you will reduce carbon dioxide emissions. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Here are three ways you can be that change:

1. Use mass transportation. Travel with other people either by subway or by bus.

2. Ride a bicycle. If you are close to your place of work, you can use a bicycle. If you are far away from your place of work but close to a bus station, you can ride to the bus station and put your bicycle on it.

3. Carpool. By setting up a carpool schedule and sharing rides with either your neighbors or colleagues, you will have less cars on the road.

Make Your Car More Fuel Efficient

If you can’t use any of these alternative ways to get to work, you can still travel to work in a more eco-friendly way by improving the fuel efficiency of your car.

Here are five ways suggested by the U.S. Department of Energy to make your car more fuel efficient:

1. By driving at the speed limit, you can save about 16 cents to $1.06 per gallon.

2. By tuning up your car engine, you can improve your gas mileage by as much as 4 percent. Furthermore, by getting a clean air filter, you can make your car 10 percent more efficient.

3. By properly inflating your tires, you can improve gas mileage by about 3 percent.

4. By using cruise control on long distances, traveling at the freeway speed, you can save 7 percent of your fuel costs.

5. By not carrying unnecessary things in your car, including in your trunk, you can save about 3 cents a gallon.

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