Comments on: Climate for Action: Reducing your Carbon Footprint on the Road http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/climate-for-action-reducing-your-carbon-footprint-on-the-road/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Rodney Sumner http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/climate-for-action-reducing-your-carbon-footprint-on-the-road/#comment-13620 Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:03:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=896#comment-13620 I attained online defensive driving course. The biggest benefit of driving defensively is that it will help you reach your car’s peak fuel efficiency by eliminating frequent stops and rapid acceleration, both of which lower your car’s efficiency drastically.

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By: Charles http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/climate-for-action-reducing-your-carbon-footprint-on-the-road/#comment-13619 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:21:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=896#comment-13619 Johnny R, I think you make a really good point. It’s totally true how corporate greed and irresponsibility are a major cause of a lot of the problems on the planet like pollution (and other things too, like, Dick Cheney-style avarice and power struggles that cause the rest of the world to hate America).

But most people are too dumb or bored to connect their own imaginary “need” based on commercials for fast food, electronics, or other bling, to the causes of our massive problems. People we elect to govern ARE able to make the connection but don’t do anything about it because they want to get money from businesses to get re-elected.

So here we are.

President Eisenhower once warned us to beware the industrial-military complex. It’s still true.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/climate-for-action-reducing-your-carbon-footprint-on-the-road/#comment-13618 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 19:01:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=896#comment-13618 I agree that small changes when activated by millions of people can help save the Earth, but only if public policy and corporate responsibility go along with it. The Earth cannot survive 7, 8, 9, 10 billion hungry people driven by advertising to consume more and more products every year and thus producing more garbage and sewage until the biosphere strangles. We need —

1. family planning clinics in every neighborhood in every community in every nation.

2. 100% safe recycling of all waste and garbage.

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By: Mel http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/climate-for-action-reducing-your-carbon-footprint-on-the-road/#comment-13617 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 14:09:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=896#comment-13617 Unfortunately, for some of us, the “neat short-term methods of conservation” are all we have when it comes to responsible use of automobiles. If you live in a rural area where the nears grocery store is 10 miles or more away you have no choice but drive. Schools are not within walking distance for our children. Public transit does not exist because it is neither feasible nor practical logistically.

Sometimes small changes are the only options there are.

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By: john http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/climate-for-action-reducing-your-carbon-footprint-on-the-road/#comment-13616 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 03:33:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=896#comment-13616 execelent tips to save nature, thanks…but everyone doesn’t follow these things…. i will follow..

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/climate-for-action-reducing-your-carbon-footprint-on-the-road/#comment-13615 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 21:08:55 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=896#comment-13615 That’s a neat short-term method of conservation, but does it
compensate for the relentlessly growing number of people who
want to drive here there and everywhere? If the economy
gets “back on track” as the President hopes, the number of cars on the road will grow exponentially as the population grows, and all
those people produce, not only car exhaust, but growing tons of
garbage that ends up in mountains of landfill around our cities, and
also in the ocean where the tons of throw-away plastic is turning
into a slurry that kills all life around it. What can we do about that?

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By: James Johnson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/climate-for-action-reducing-your-carbon-footprint-on-the-road/#comment-13614 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 16:59:05 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=896#comment-13614 I actually installed a Scan Gauge into my car that allows me to see mpg on the fly (many new cars now do this, but older ones don’t). This has helped my 2003 Toyota Corolla go from 30 mpg to 34 mpg and my 2004 Honda Pilot from 19 mpg to 22 mpg. As long as you pay attention to the way you drive and understand how it affects the mpg it can impact your overall mpg quite a bit.

James

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