Greener parking

November 4, 2009

Even something as simple as the way you park your vehicle can have an impact on the environment. Here are small ways you can make a difference:

1. most important: pick the first available spot you come to instead of driving around looking for a closer spot.

2. choose a ‘drive-through’ parking spot if possible, so you can pull out without having to reverse

3. turn off your engine and coast those last few meters into your parking spot (easier with a standard than an automatic). For safety’s sake, be sure the area is clear first, keep your foot ready on the brake, and remember that the steering wheel can lock if you turn the key too far and then try to straighten out the wheel!!

In the news

A new study shows Canada CAN reduce emissions significantly while growing jobs and the economy. http://www.cftktv.com/news/16/1014342

Nepal’s Cabinet will hold a meeting on Mount Everest to highlight the threat from global warming, which is causing glaciers to melt in the Himalayas. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jfY-HAhhnjCmbcDBufRy84xY3VlgD9BNAK380

The world needs many voices to speak in the in the run-up to Copenhagen – are you ready to be the change on climate change? http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/magazine/article/843540

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