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A more environmentally friendly car wash

June 29th, 2010.

A clean, glowing car is a pleasant sight, but it can often come at a cost to the environment through excessive water use and the effect of chemicals in detergents. Pick up some tips for lessening your car washing impact.

The connection between cars and hyperconsumption

January 25th, 2010.

There’s more to our car culture than the issues relating to emissions and fossil fuels. Cars are indirectly responsible for much of our hyperconsumption. Rethinking how you use your car can save you money and lighten your environmental impact in many different ways.

Electric All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s)

December 28th, 2009.

The All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) isn’t just for recreation – it’s a valuable tool for farmers. Gas powered ATV’s can be rather noisy and tend to be heavy on emissions. More environmentally friendly electric ATV’s are becoming quite common – and the prices have dropped greatly recently.

Saving gas saves you money and the environment

December 7th, 2009.

Going on a road trip these holidays? Pick up some gas saving tips that will not only save you money, but help lessen your impact on the environment.

Fossil fuel facts, trivia and statistics

July 14th, 2009.

How much of the world’s petroleum products wind up in marine environments? How much coal is used for each person in the USA annually? What’s the connection between natural gas and our food? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

A greener tire from a special kind of tire manufacturer

December 22nd, 2008.

In the USA, about 300 million tires are scrapped annually, causing a variety of environmental headaches – can tires be greener? Green Diamond Tire have been taking steps towards a more environmentally friendly tire for over a decade; and they are just starting to, ahem, gain traction.

Air pollution – types, causes, statistics and actions

December 1st, 2008.

When it comes to air pollution the focus is carbon dioxide these days – a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming. But other forms of air pollution certainlystill exist, and in some cases are on the rise.

Mopeds and electric bikes – a greener transportation alternative

November 5th, 2008.

If you’re ready to ditch the car for the sake of the environment, aren’t keen on a motorbike or motor scooter and constant peddling isn’t yet your scene, consider a moped or an electric bike.

Chemicals in car exhaust

October 17th, 2008.

These days, most of the focus on car exhaust has to do with carbon dioxide emissions; but by reducing your driving or gas consumption you can keep a bunch of environmental nasties out of our atmosphere.

Car pooling – good for your pocket and the environment

September 18th, 2007.

Car pooling, also known as lift-sharing or ride sharing, is a great way to save on transport costs and reduce your travel related environmental impact. Learn more about the advantages and how technology is changing the car pooling world. You don’t necessarily need to have a car to get involved!