Other Tips

 Increase Your Vehicle's Fuel Efficiency.

Following these tips will reduce smog and emissions that contribute to global warming:

Change your air filter.  Cleaning your air filter regularly can significantly improve your gas mileage.  

Don't speed. Speeding uses extra gas. Rapid acceleration and hard braking are also inefficient and lower your gas mileage.

Use cruise control. Using your cruise control will keep you driving at a more consistent speed and can generally improve fuel efficiency.

Turn your car off. Idling can use a lot of gas. Generally, it’s more efficient to turn the car off and restart when you are ready to go. If you are thinking of hitting the drive-through, consider parking and picking up food inside. For short waits, put your car in neutral to avoid burning gas.

Inflate tires properly. Car tires that are under-inflated will lead to poor gas mileage. You can often find the correct pressure for your car printed on the edge of the driver’s side door.

Mileage still too low? Consider getting a tune up. A tune up will generally make a modest, but sometimes significant, improvement in your miles per gallon.

Improve Air Quality

Stay away from smoke. Give up smoking, discourage smoking in your home, ask smokers to smoke outdoors or ventilate rooms in which smoking is taking place.

Support measures to strengthen air quality control in your community. Encourage car pooling, mass transit, and cleaner manufacturing processes.

Plant a tree. Protecting and planting trees will help create natural air filters in our cities and neighborhoods.

Drive a fuel-efficient vehicle, walk, or bicycle!

Reduce Your Paper Trail

Here are a few ways you can cut back on the paper trail you leave at the office: 

Copy on both sides of the paper. This is especially efficient for internal documents and drafts. 

Reduce documents to fit two pages onto one. Use for circulating rough drafts or file copies of documents.  

Use lighter weight paper. Lighter paper requires less energy and fewer raw materials when it's manufactured.  

Find alternatives to mail. Use email, voice mail and fax modem transmissions whenever possible.  

Eliminate unnecessary subscriptions. Cancel newspapers, newsletters, and magazines you don't read or can access online. Take your name off mailing lists to reduce junk mail.  

Do a "paper audit." Determine the kind and volume of paper waste your company generates, then take steps to use less. 

Make recycling easy. Place recycling bins in high traffic areas, including the conference room and kitchen as well as by the copier and fax machines.