Each week we provide one action item for YOU to reduce your carbon emissions. We also share the amount of emissions that you save by taking the action, and we track your overall reductions for you.
Week 10: Action of the Week
Tune Your Ride.
These past 10 months have been, well, quite a ride. Everyone can use some extra TLC during this time… and that includes your car too! Believe it or not, a well-maintained car is more fuel-efficient, produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions, is more reliable, and is safer. Be sure to keep your car well-tuned, follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, and use the recommended grade of motor oil. Also check and replace your vehicle’s air filter regularly (the recommendation is to check once a month) and inflate tires properly (even slightly under or overinflated tires waste fuel).
By giving a little extra care to your car, you can save an estimated 800 lbs of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to 40 gallons of gasoline! Next time you cringe when you receive the bill for that oil change, remind yourself that you will be making your money back by saving money on gas, which also helps the environment. So as you can see there are many reasons to give yourself, your car, and the earth a little extra love and care.
We will cover more tips about how to drive more efficiently in the future, but for now check out these simple tips from Consumer Reports.
Ready to take action? We will track your emissions for you and send you regular reports.
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?