Top 5 Habits for Greener Driving

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Nov 12, 2015 4:26:58 PM

Sister Katherine wants to do more to help the environment. She’s done all she can within her own home, but she's determined to find ways to do more. She can’t afford to buy a new electric car, but wonders if there’s anything else she can do with the car she has to improve its fuel economy or reduce the output of carbon emissions. After spending considerable time searching the internet and reading articles, Sr. Katherine decided to follow these five suggestions to become a "Greener Driver" . . .

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Topics: GreenTechnology

Learn How To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Nov 10, 2015 6:04:48 PM

If you happen to be a Michigan State fan, then you know "Go Green" is part of the school's battle cry, but for most folks, Go Green  has become a familiar reference to the effort made my an individual or an organization to minimize our society's pollution and carbon footprint. Initially, “going green” sounds like a herculean effort requiring significant changes to one's lifestyle, however this isn't always the case. Being planet-friendly can come from simple changes such as recycling and using natural light instead of electricity. For car owners, going green is becoming much easier. Car companies are developing planet-friendly technology that minimizes pollution caused by gas-powered vehicles. Knowing where to find up-to-date and accurate information about carbon vehicle emissions isn't easy. No worries, because we’ve found a great website that gives you access to a database of vehicles that are scored on a range from “greenest” to “meanest”.

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12th Annual Green Vehicles Workshop & Showcase Highlights

Posted by Sarah Huber on May 1, 2015 3:55:00 PM



Vehicle technology is constantly evolving.  Alternative fuel sources, such as hybrid, diesel/ bio diesel, as well as electric powered, are becoming more cost effective for today's everyday commuter and for fleets of varying sizes.  These advances allow for reduced environmental impact.


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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Driver Safety, GreenTechnology

Cheap Gas, at What Cost?

Posted by Beatrice Maynor on Jan 22, 2015 9:49:00 AM

There’s a lot in the news about the pros and cons of cheaper oil prices.

Gas prices are at an historic low. Sales of SUVs are up because people can afford to fill their bigger, thirstier tanks. Ford, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and GM all saw increases in the sale of their SUVS according to a Bloomberg report. Theoretically more people are driving, simply because they can afford to do so. When gas prices were high, likely folks were more conscious of combining all of their errands into one trip, or sharing a ride, or riding the bus, or train.

Depending on your outlook, cheaper fuel prices may or may not be a good thing.

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