7GA Personal Climate Action Center Action of the Week!
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
Each week we provide one action item for you to take to reduce your carbon emissions. Along with this weekly tip you will find over 80 actions on the Personal Climate Action Center website, where you can sign up and pledge to TAKE ACTION!
Week 21: Action of the Week
Fill your car tires and avoid heavy braking and unnecessary acceleration.
Did you know that under-inflated tires actually require more energy to roll, which translates into more frequent gasoline fill-ups? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can improve your gas mileage up to 3% if you keep your tires inflated properly. Properly inflated tires also last longer and are safer. So if the average American drives about 13,500 miles per year, and the average MPG is 25, and the average cost of gas is $3 / gallon, that’s equivalent to saving about $48 / year!
Another way to reduce CO2 emissions and keep money in your pocket is to avoid heavy braking and unnecessary acceleration. Some studies found that aggressive driving can result in 40 percent more fuel consumption than consistent, calm driving. Not to mention, sensible driving is safer for you and everyone on the road, saving more than just money and emissions. By avoiding heavy braking and unnecessary acceleration you can save up to $648 / year!
Who knew changing simple driving habits could save so much money?
At 7th Generation Advisors we are diligently working with scientists, policymakers, activists and clean tech companies to create a clean energy economy for all, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven generations into the future. We care about the future of our planet. Will you join us?