Thursday, November 08, 2007

TIP: Rethink Transportation.

Transportation: We all need it but how can we make our need and our use of it more environmentally friendly? It involves a lot of thinking, some basic planning, and finally putting your plans into action. Could you buy a hybrid? Can you incorporate public transportation into your daily life? You can also reap some real physical benefits by walking and using your bicycle more often. There are many ways you can offset your carbon footprint even if you have an hour commute to work (each way)!

Take time to think about small daily chores and activities that you can alter, even slightly, to affect the stress you put on your environment. Don't make 'little' trips to accomplish errands. Plan ahead and plot out where you need to go, the best time without all the traffic (no idling your engine!) or combine trips with a neighbor or pal. A little pre-planning can save you money on gas and also get you some great face-to-face time with a friend!

The possibilities are many. Can you car pool to work? Can you take a bus when you go to the movie theater? Can you walk or bike to the corner store? Brainstorm and put at least a few of these ideas into action. Even if you don’t buy a hybrid car, walking instead of driving to the grocery store is a great way to help the environment!

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