Energy Saving Tip: Drive less

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In this time of high gasoline prices, there are a few things that you can do to conserve energy, use less gasoline and save more money at the same time.

Try driving less by walking, biking, carpooling or using mass transit more often. You’ll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile that you don’t drive.

Don’t let your car idle.

Check your tires and make sure they are properly inflated. Keeping tires properly inflated may improve gas mileage more than 3 percent.  Every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Watch your speed when you drive. Driving too fast increases drag, which lowers fuel efficiency, uses more gasoline and costs you more money.

This tip is courtesy of the Task Force for a Sustainable Galloway.

For information, call the Galloway Township Department of Community Education at (609) 652-3700, ext. 209 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

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