Archive for Fuel Efficient

Reduce your dependency on oil today!

In this country, a large part to our environmental damages are due to America’s dependence on oil. Oil is what powers our vehicles, and no matter how much gas prices inflate, we continue to support or oil dependency, pay the high prices and hope the politicians will make them lower. Although we can do less about the price per barrel of oil from overseas, we can make changes that will help America reduce its need for oil, causing the demand to go down, which will have a trickle down effect which will lower gas prices and greatly reduce the need for fossil fuels. Although fossil fuels will probably never be obsolete, the goal is to reduce the need for them, and in turn healing our planet and create a whole new job market beneficial to our country. Here are 10 ways to reduce your dependence on oil:

1. Switch to a push mower to mow your lawn.

2. Plant a garden instead of grass.

3. Walk, bike, or take public transportation whenever possible.

4. Avoid buying plastic toys and goods when an alternative is available.

5. Don’t use plastic bags, reusable bags.

6. Avoid tar roofing  in favor of a tile product (metal or clay).

7. Switch to soy-based printing inks instead of petroleum-based.

8. Avoid products made from nylon, a petroleum-based material. Instead, look for alternatives, such as luggage made from recycled plastic.

9. Ditch nylon and polyester clothes!

10. Wax the floors with beeswax instead of a petroleum-based wax. Click HERE for source article and 10 more tips.

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Cars for the Environment

Gas prices are un-predictable, and the threat of global warming continues to loom over us. We are consistently told that one of the biggest contributions to penetrating the ozone layer is smog from our car engines, but cars are a daily necessity to every day urban life. So what do we do as human beings? We can’t live on a planet not suitable to live on but we can’t seem to live our lives without personal transportation. This day and age manufactures and consumers alike have recognized this issue and have come up with many designs for cars that are economically friendly and use gasoline much more efficiently. Check out the top 10 most eco-friendly cars in 2012.

At number ten, the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid. This car runs on both gasoline and electricity and can reach 47 miles per gallon on pure electricity.

At number nine, the 2012 Honda Insight EX with navigation, boasting a 98 horse-power engine.

Number eight, the 2012 Chevy volt, is an all electric car.

Seven, the 2012 Lexus CT  remains eco friendly while still offering sports car speed.

six, the 2012 Toyota Prius v  boasts 40 mile per gallon highway miles.

Number five, the Mitsubishi i is a mini all electric car. Truly a “car of the future.”

Number four, the VW Passat TDI uses clean diesel powered fuel.

In at number three is the Ford Focus Electric. This car can get up to 100 miles on a single 3 hour charge.

Number two is the Nisaan Leaf  another all electric car is perfect for the eco minded commuter.

The number one 2012 eco friendly car is the 2012 Honda Civic natural gas. With all the bells and whistles of a new Honda, add the reduced cost of natural gas and you have a winner.

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