Green Tips and Air Education
10 Things Kids Can Do to Join
The Green Generation
1. Bike, walk or carpool
3. Turn off lights when not needed
4. Don't litter
5. Take showers instead of baths
6. Turn off electronics when not in use
7. Turn off water while brushing teeth
8. Plant a tree
9. Carpool or ride the school bus
10. Use both sides of paper
Over 130 million people in the U.S. live in areas with unhealthy air.
Passenger vehicles account for over 20% of air pollution emissions.
A poorly maintained vehicle can emit as much as 12,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year -- the weight of four small cars.
DID YOU KNOW?
240 trees are needed to absorb that amount of carbon dioxide.
Green Driving 101
Eco-Driving is a change in driving habits that can significantly increase fuel economy on any vehicle. Maintaining momentum while driving are the basics of Eco-Driving and capable of increasing fuel economy 20-50%. Here are some easy tips you can use to increase your fuel economy and help the environment at the same time.
1. Accelerate slowly and steady from stop lights. Traffic lights are programmed for conservative acceleration and speed limits. By following this tip you can save gas and spend less time at the next traffic light.
2. Clean your car of excessive cargo. The added weight requires more fuel and decreased fuel economy.
3. Drive at or below 60 MPH as much as possible. Above 60 MPH fuel economy is reduced.
4. Coast when ever possible. Coasting to red lights will allow you to avoid stopping if the traffic light turns green.
5. Maintain engine RPMs below 2,000. Shift to higher gears to maintain low RPMs. Automatic transmissions will shift sooner by letting off the gas pedal slightly.
6. Avoid prolonged idling. If you idle your vehicle more than a minute it is better to turn the engine off.
7. Do not tailgate. Tailgating requires unnecessary accelerating and breaking.
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