Old habits are hard to change. It is not easy to calculate the cost of behaviour and technology on the environment. There are plenty of ways we can make a difference. Please consult the links for information on what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment.
What You Can Do
- Walk, cycle or use public transport.
- Lighten your load to reduce the amount of energy required to move it.
- Keep your speed down to reduce fuel consumption.
- Drive smoothly and avoid sudden braking and sharp acceleration.
- Turn off the engine if you will be stationary for more than 60 seconds.
- Remove roof-racks when they are not in use.
- Ensure your tires are properly inflated.
- Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles on the road.
Did you know?
- The Government of Canada is working directly with automakers to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Idling for more than ten seconds uses more fuel and creates more pollution than restarting your engine.
- Car traffic is predicted to increase by 22 per cent from the current levels of 321 billion vehicle kilometers per year if no action is taken.
- Seven out of ten journeys to work are by car.
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