Act for the anglefish by slowing down. When driving, it's best to become a "slow and steady" driver. It may take a new mindset, but try to accelerate more gradually and slow down on the roads. The fuel efficiency
of an average car improves significantly on highways if you don't speed;
for instance, driving at 75 mph (120km/h) rather than 65 mph (105 km/h)
increases gasoline use by 25 percent. Fuel efficiency improves even
further if you slow down to 55 mph (90km/h)! With spring coming (at
least in the northern hemisphere) you can also begin to think of new
ways to transport yourself that
will help save our ocean planet.
by becoming a conscientious commuter.
Many of us are addicted to their cars. Even though there are many easy
ways to use the car less, with the added benefits of saving money and
getting much needed exercise. You can walk and bike more often, take public transportation regularly, actively seek carpooling partners, suggest carless days in your work place, or work from home
sometimes. Fewer cars on the roads means less greenhouse gas emissions
wreaking havoc on coral reefs around the world, better air for us all to
breathe, and less water pollution from runoff from leaking oil and
toxic car liquids.
by making you and your community less car-dependent.
Supporting good public transit, such as buses and trains, is a
long-term investment and requires a real commitment, but small actions
like letters to your local paper or to public officials will go a long
way to help. You can use this tool to measure
the benefits of actual or proposed transit investments in your community. Don't forget that the real costs of
car ownership are quite significant, too. And remember, you can get
just by using your bike and setting a positive example. The more people
others commuting consciously, the more likely they are to do the same!
Implementing a green commuting option within work helps employers reduce
costs, keep good employees, and showcase their company. The U.S.
Government business link
provides some helpful information and tools on how to implement a
telecommuting initiative that will ensures increase in business
productivity and employee satisfaction.