Leave the car at home
It’s no secret that emissions from car exhausts pollute the world around us, but do we really know the true impact excessive use of cars can have?
- Contribute to levels of pollution and poor air quality
- Contribute to climate change
- Consume large amounts of raw materials
- Lead to ill health such as breathing problems in people and wildlife
Reducing your vehicle emissions doesn’t just reduce your pollution but can save you money too!
Making changes will:
- Reduce transport costs
- Reduce fuel bills
- Reduce road tax costs (switching to a lower emission car)
- Reduce car wear and tear
Top tips for reducing your vehicle emissions:
- Where possible, use public transport – chances are they're going where you are!
- Car share with colleagues and friends, or take it as an opportunity to meet new people. Popular ride sharing services include BlaBlaCar and LiftShare
- Choose two wheels instead of 4!
- Take a hike – enjoy a walk instead of being sat in a car
- Avoid using cars for short journeys – combine trips or use other transport
- Care for your car – tyre pressure and brake upkeep can both impact the level of emissions
- Drive efficiently – use higher gears and maintain a steady speed whenever possible. Avoiding heavy braking can also reduce the amount of microplastics that your tyres shed
- Open the windows instead of using the air conditioning – air conditioning systems increase fuel consumption and emissions