SAVE THE PLANET WITH YOUR CAR

  • Recycle motor oil and batteries  
  • Call your local transit system for bus schedules 
  • Call your local carpool program or start one in your town 
  • Carpool the kids to their school events 
  • Carpool to the ski slopes 
  • Carpool to go shopping 
  • Eat lunch at the office instead of going out 
  • Call stores first to see if they have what you want 
  • Combine several small trips into one 
  • Shop by mail and catalogs 
  • Plan an evening at home with your kids 
  • Do errands on the way home from work 
  • Encourage your teens to walk or ride their bikes rather than taking the car, and do the same yourself 
  • Shop for a neighbor when going to the grocery store or form a neighborhood co-op 
  • Have your car's emissions tested regularly 
  • Tune-up your car, especially before winter 
  • Check for proper tire inflation when gassing up 
  • Don't repair your car's air conditioning yourself, have it serviced at a station that recycles CFC's 
  • Don't buy a car with air conditioning 
  • When buying a new car, let dealers know that fuel efficiency is important
  • Park and go inside instead of idling at a drive-up window
  • Remove unnecessary articles from your car; each 100 lbs. of weight decreases fuel efficiency by 1% 
  • Enjoy sports and activities that don't require gas or electricity 
  • Avoid accelerated starts to save gas