If you live in an urban or metropolitan region, don’t buy your own car. Instead, utilize ride-sharing services, carpooling or public transit. Not owning a car reduces your carbon footprint on average.
If your car is nearing the end of its life with you, don’t send it to the junk yard—donate it! Many non-profits accept cars as donations and will repair or recycle the vehicle.
Drive less aggressively. Rapid acceleration and frequent breaking increases fuel consumption and can endanger yourself and others.
Most of us can’t stop driving altogether. But there are lots of ways we can send less pollution into our air and water – and save a few extra gallons at the same time. (Read Article)
When possible, walk, bike or take public transportation to reduce vehicle emissions that can pollute our air and water.
Avoid letting your car idle. Idling for even 10 seconds can waste fuel, damage your engine and pollute our air and water.
Recycle Used Motor Oil
Properly dispose of used motor oil and antifreeze. Many gas stations and landfills have oil recycling programs.
Fix Car Leaks
Fix car leaks so engine fluids like oil and antifreeze don't drip onto the ground and run off into local waterways.
Reduce Polluted Runoff
Wash your car on grass or gravel rather than pavement so soapy, grimy wash water won't run off your property.
Carpool to work or school to reduce vehicle emissions that can pollute our air and water.