It's easy! It's when you combine errands into one trip.
When you first start a car after it has been sitting for
more than an hour, it pollutes up to five times more than
when the engine's warm.
for your car. Regular maintenance and tune-ups, changing
the oil and checking tire inflation can improve gas mileage,
reduce traffic congestion due to preventable breakdowns
and it could reduce your car's emissions by more than
top off the tank. It releases gas fumes into the air
and cancels the benefits of the pump's anti-pollution
devices. So stopping short of a full tank is safer and
|Get fuel when
it's cool. Refueling during cooler periods of the
day or in the evening can prevent gas fumes from heating
up and creating ground-level ozone.
you go. Get travel and transit update before you leave
home and you won't get stuck in a jam.
your bike. It's a great way to travel and it can help
you and the air get into condition. Vehicles on the road
create more than 25% of all air pollution nationwide.
things in stride. Walk or in-line skate instead of
driving. They're easy ways to get exercise and they're
easy on the air.
|Share a ride.
Even if you car pool or take mass transit just once or
twice a week, you'll reduce traffic congestion and pollution,
and save money.
Work at home sometimes. You'll save time and money, and
reduce emissions and traffic congestion.
word. If everyone took just a few of these simple,
easy steps, it could make a big difference because--
IT ALL ADDS UP TO CLEANER AIR!