I read this in a recent Ideal Bite, emails I receive with environmental and health tips. I sent it to my husband because he tends to leave his car running while he’s fiddling with things in the car - like his Sirius Satellite radio! I enjoy writing these entries because of my value of health, which for me means health of the environment and my own. And I think we all need to be much more conscious of our impact on the environment. (My mom finally purchased a recycle bin for her house-go mom!) I hope you enjoy these posts too, Hallie Certified Coach Hallie Crawford
- Save gas - don't idle. Idling for more than 10 seconds produces emissions at almost 2x the rate of normal driving. For post-1970s cars, turning the car off and on again doesn't use extra gas or cause additional wear and tear.
- Use cruise control when you can - you'll get up to 15% better mileage.
- Take a load off. Stuff you don't use all the time, like toolboxes, drag you down - less weight means slightly better fuel efficiency.