On the Road
One of the biggest sources of
pollution in the western world is the automobile.
Reducing the use of our cars will help but in many
places, it is not practical. We depend on our cars for
much of our daily life that replacing them is unlikely in
the near future. VW has had an environmental program in
place for many years from which they developed fuel efficient engines. They also have a program to recycle
old vehicles. Many car manufacturers have begun to build
electric or electric/gas hybrid cars. Toyota launched the
'Prius' in 1999 www.prius.toyota.com and General Motors has the 'EV1'
www.gmev.com . If one of these vehicles is not in your
near future, then at the very least, try to combine
errands into single trips to save fuel (and money), or
consider walking or cycling.
Visit these great links to learn more
about electric or electric/gas hybrid cars