Clean Air Choices Pgm Promoting the Environment

Clean Air Choices Promotes Environment 

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They state they are “Cleaning the air we breathe…” and their program is designed to provide information to people to help them make smarter personal transportation decisions.  Decisions that will be better for the environment and help improve air quality.  Who are they?

Have you ever heard about them?  Well, I found out about them while driving home one day.  I saw an SUV that was basically a promotion, so I figured I’d check them out.

The website itself mostly provide links and information from a variety of agencies and organizations.  But one of these was a link to is the official website for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) Green Book – a unique consumer resource that provides Green Scores on the environment friendliness of every vehicle on the market.  They also have some great “green driving tips” such as:

  • Avoid “jack rabbit” starts and aggressive driving.  Flooring the gas pedal not only wastes gas, it leads to drastically higher pollution rates.  One second of high-powered driving can produce nearly the same volume of carbon monoxide emissions as a half hour of normal driving. (Really?!…I didn’t know that)
  • Take a load off.  Carrying around an extra 100 pounds reduces fuel economy by about 1%.  Take a few moments to unload your cargo area.  (I’m sure this doesn’t apply to having another person – extra pounds – in the car from car-pooling or ride-sharing, as you save by taking one car rather than two.)
  • Combine trips.  Warmed-up engines and catalysts generate much less air pollution, so combining several short trips into one can make a big difference.  (I try to do this as it saves time, money and with two kids it’s definitely easier to combine trips.)

They also have maintenance tips, careful fill-up tips, prudent parking tips, information on “commuter choice” programs and more.  For more information you can go to their website.  So, when it comes to keeping the air we breathe clean, any tips you can learn and adopt into your life, will be all the better for the environment.  Take a minute and see if you can learn something new.  If you have any good tips for green driving, improving air quality, etc. I’d love for you to share them here.

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