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Monday, October 4, 2010

Green Tips for a Green Planet

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16th every year. To commemorate our commitment to the cause of Undoing Climate Change, here are the Green Tips for a Green Planet

1.      Drive it right: When you do drive your car, use cruise control whenever practical and stay within the speed limit. Avoid sudden stops and starts, and avoid idling for long periods of time. Plan your trips so that you combine short trips whenever
possible.
2.      Refuel at dusk: Postpone refueling your car until after 6 pm. This reduces the emissions during the peak daylight hours when ozone formation is most likely. Don't "top off" the tank, that is stop adding gasoline, after the pump has automatically shut itself off. This will avoid spills of gasoline and unnecessary VOC emissions.
3.      Stay tuned: Keep your car, boat, and lawn equipment tuned up. Engines that are well-maintained are more fuel efficient and emit less air pollutants. Get a tune up a once a year tune up. After all it makes good economical and environmental sense.

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