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Reduce Carbon Waste From Transportation
We all may not be able to afford a greener vehicle yet, they are still on the pricier side, but that doesn't mean that we still can't do our own part to cut down on the amount of fuel emissions we contribute on a daily basis. Even by making a few small tweaks to our daily schedules and routines, we can have a more ethical consumer behavior. In fact, with the cost of gas being what it is, you will not only be doing the environment a favor, but your own pocket books as well! I don't think anyone will argue with a little extra spending cash!
In fact, it has been estimated that simply car-pooling to work with one other person can save you $50 each month. If you add another person, your savings go up to $60 a month, and I think you can do the rest of the math from there! Take a short survey of your fellow coworkers and find out who lives in your area. You can send out some emails and ask around, but even if it turns up that there aren't as many people close to you as you thought, you can still check with other people in your neighborhood as they may work relatively close to you. You can then all be dropped off in a common area and get a little extra exercise in while walking the rest of the way.
Carpooling just isn't an option? Well, look only to your friendly public transportation system. Take the bus, a light rail, or even a ferry, and you can not only cut out the carbon emissions from your own car but eliminate the cost it takes to fuel your drive to work each day as well. You may even make a new friend in the process, but either way you'll be doing mother nature a favor. Even better, you could take to the streets on a bike and pedal your way to work or on your other errands. Biking to work is rapidly growing in popularity, as in some instances it can even get you to your destination faster than in a car because of traffic. You'll also be doing your own health a favor and getting in some exercise. Those who are lucky enough to work close enough to walk to work can reap those rewards as well. It's not only those boots that are made for walking, but any pair of comfy shoes!
If you still don't find any of these options a possibility for you, you can still motor to work but on a motorcycle or a scooter. Both will release less toxic carbon gas when used as compared to a standard car, and you will still be able to save on gas as well. You see, it's not only with a hybrid or electric car that you can ease back on your own consumption. There are a myriad of ways to impart more ethical consumer habits, and you may even find that your new carpool group makes an excellent a Capella group!