10 ways to Green Your Commute
Whether you opt for public transit or choose to drive, commuting offers an opportunity to be conscientious about green habits and reduce waste. These eco-friendly ideas will help you get to work and back with fewer emissions.
Opting for public transit means more passengers per vehicle and a smaller environmental footprint. Commuter trains, buses, and ferries are all great eco-options.
If you live close enough to self-propel yourself to work, enjoy the exercise without gym fees and reduce carbon emissions.
Carpooling offers more than just a shared ride—it reduces carbon dioxide emissions, saves you money, and lightens the traffic load on roads.
Ensure your vehicle operates at peak gas efficiency for the daily commute by having regular tune-ups, etc.
That sagging tire can increase fuel consumption by as much as 3 percent. This free (and quick) change-up will get you saving money and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
If your company permits it, your working from home will avoid driving every day. You'll benefit by avoiding rush hour, traffic jams, and the hassle of regular commuting.
A great deal for you and the earth. Fewer cars on the road, less traffic congestion with more time to fit personal and work commitments into your days.
For drivers who share well and are concerned about car ownership's plus-sized carbon footprint, car sharing is just right—a vehicle at one’s disposal for an hourly rate when the open road beckons.
Tired of wincing at the gas pump and polluting the atmosphere? Fill 'er up with soybean, corn, and other renewable, biodegradable vegetable oils.
This is an obvious waste of gas and contributor of needless emissions. If you're waiting for a fellow carpool passenger, turn off your engine.