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Hit the Road

A man standing near his hybrid car

As the driver in the family, Izz asked me to tell you some things to make driving greener. Nudge or nag your parents about this stuff.

  • Don't drive if you can take public transport.
  • Better yet, don't drive if you can cycle or walk.
  • Don't buy a big car if you can use a small one.
  • Buy a hybrid if you can afford it.
  • Keep an existing car serviced and running — it's greener than buying a new one.
  • Don't take unnecessary journeys: plan ahead.
  • Carpool!
  • Don't idle the car if you're parked. Cough! Cough!