Pollution Prevention Week: Tips to Use Less Gas

The EPA has designated the week of Sept. 21 to 27 as Pollution Prevent Week, a time set aside each year to discuss the ways in which we can reduce the amount of pollutants emitted into the environment around us.

One easy way is to cut down on the amount of gasoline you use, which in turn, will produce fewer harmful emissions. Here are some tips to use less gas:

  • Try to avoid idling, which wastes gasoline even when you’re not driving.
  • It’s also a good idea to avoid stopping and starting whenever possible.
  • Driving slowly takes less gasoline than driving fast, so staying right at the speed limit will keep your fuel economy in check.
  • The heavier your car is, the more gasoline it requires, so it’s a good idea to keep your vehicle free of unnecessary cargo.
  • Of course – you can always try to drive less, or carpool with a friend or co-worker.

Plus, using less gasoline will also save you money! It’s a win-win.

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