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.
December is here which means it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2021. If you’re in the market, the end of the year is a great time to buy or lease a car. We have all experienced extremely high gas prices in the last month, and while it has plateaued for most states, we can’t ignore that we are running out of fossil fuels and must find alternatives. While car shopping, keep this in mind and buy or lease a fuel-efficient vehicle.
Simply doing your research and purchasing the most fuel-efficient vehicle in a particular class can save you hundreds of dollars a year. According to Carmax’s MPG Savings Calculator, a car that gets an additional 10 MPG saves you approximately $700 a year.
Of course, an even better option is to purchase an electric vehicle (battery or hydrogen fuel cell), or a hybrid. Electric vehicles of all types emit zero greenhouse gas emissions (or just a little water vapor from hydrogen fuel cell vehicles). Hybrids offer excellent MPG ranges compared to cars that only run on gasoline.
Before visiting the dealer, visit Fueleconomy.gov to compare vehicle models’ specific CO2 emissions rates. Simply click on “Find a Car” and begin browsing. When at the dealership, pay attention to the tailpipe CO2 emission rates on the vehicle’s Fuel Economy and Environment labels to save GHG emissions and 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?