Green road trips

 

 

  • Plan your route from Point A to Point B to avoid backtracking or getting lost, which wastes fuel.
  • Research the area you’ll be visiting and scope out local farm stands to patronize.
  • Streamline stops to minimize the number of fuel-guzzling startups your vehicle makes.
  • Pack as light as possible, so you’re not burning excess fuel transporting the weight of unnecessary items.
  • Tune up your vehicle and check tire pressure to ensure optimal fuel efficiency, and lower emissions.
  • Unplug unnecessary appliances at home while you’re away.
  • Bring your own food and water in reusable containers.
  • Keep speed below 60 MPH for fuel savings.
  • Minimize air conditioning and heater usage.
  • Opt for picnicking rather than restaurants (especially fast-food joints).
  • Never dump trash, even the biodegradable items, because food in the wild can endanger wildlife.
  • Stay at eco-friendly hotels.

    Happy green travels!

    Do you know about the Alpine Bank Green Team? Since 2005, we’ve been working to improve our environmental practices, and we maintain the global ISO 14001 standard — the universally recognized standard for environmental management.
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