Tips on cutting down on CO2 emissions
Many of us tend to think that
reducing your carbon footprint means compromising your lifestyle.
However, it does not have to be seen in this light. You do not
necessarily have to change your entire lifestyle to reduce your input
on overall CO2 emissions. In fact, in the long run, you will be the one
benefiting, as well as future generations.
Public transport is a great
way of cutting down on CO2 emissions as well as saving money and time.
There are many reasons why you should trade in your car for the bus,
money and time being the most obvious. Getting the bus can often
provide a quicker journey than travelling by car, considering buses
have bus lanes, especially if you work in the city centre; you’ll save
time as well as money on petrol and parking.
However, if public transport
is way out of the question and you travel long distances, then cars are
fine as long as they are eco-friendly.
The latest frontrunners in
technology have created low emission cars such as hybrid cars and
electric cars, the most eco-friendly options out there. Hybrid cars use
two or more power sources to operate the vehicle, achieving greater
fuel economy and lower emissions than conventional vehicles, with the
most popular cars being the Honda Civic, Honda Insight and Toyota Prius.
Electric cars are exactly what
they say they are, and run solely on electricity stored in batteries.
However, you can only achieve 100 miles before needing to recharge
again, so it is only practical for short journeys.
Both electric and hybrid cars
are expensive to buy but in the long run you save so much on running
the car. There are also a lot of perks to owning one of these vehicles,
such as tax relief for driving environmentally friendly, free parking
within certain areas and the privilege of using carpool lanes even
though you are alone in the vehicle. However, these need to be checked
first as they differ from place to place.
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