Driving can be green! There are a number ways in which you can continue to drive AND shrink your carbon footprint.
What you can do...
When purchasing a new car there are many things to consider and one of these is fuel efficiency. Aside from helping the environment reducing your fuel consumption can also help ease the burden of rising fuel costs. For advice on fuel efficiency when purchasing a car see the below websites:
- Directgov - Car fuel data, CO2 and vehicle tax tools - This website offers advice on environmentally friendly cars.
- Car Buyers Guide - The Environmental Transport Association allows you to check the environmental rating of new cars.
In addition to the issue of fuel efficiency there are a number of other ways to practice responsible car use. An initiative of the Scottish Government, the Energy Saving Trust offers practical advice on how to have a safer, greener, stress-free driving experience. See the below website for more information:
Car-sharing is another approach to greener car use.