Walk, bike or inline skate to work. These are great ways to exercise and are easy to do. It saves on
gas, easy on the air we breathe and saves money in your wallet for parking costs while improving your cardiovascular health and reducing your risk of obesity.
Consider telecommuting if you live far from your work. Or move closer. Even if this means paying
more rent, it could save you money in the long term.
Lobby your local government to increase spending on sidewalks and bike lanes. With little cost, these improvements can pay huge dividends in bettering your health and reducing traffic.
When purchasing a new vehicle consider purchasing an alternate fuel vehicle. AFV's include natural
gas, hybrid, E85 (ethanol), and electric vehicles that are easier on the environment.
Don't top off the tank. Topping off the gas tank when refueling your vehicle releases gas fumes into the air and cancels out the benefits of anti-pollution devices installed in the pump. So stop short of a full tank and help reduce pollution. It's safer for our environment.
Refuel at night. This can help prevent gas fumes from heating up and creating ozone and reduce ozone alert days. Ozone is an irritating gas that can cause permanent damage to your lungs on repeated exposure.
Save money and plan for one trip only. Combine your commuting errands in one trip if you can to reduce the amount of energy or fuel you use. Not only will you benefit from saving time to do other things but you will help the planet too! It means less traffic congestion, less toxic pollutants released in the air and saving money on gas.
You can eliminate 1,600 pounds of greenhouse gases a year just by leaving the car at home twice a
week. Go to your local transportation info center to find the easiest way to get around your City using
public transportation or if you are a biker download the latest bicycle routes or cycling maps.