That's why we were delighted when local aspirational freesheet - the West End Gazette - plopped through the front door this weekend, containing as it did a section on "Top tips on turning your motoring life eco".
The publisher and editor of this free consumer/lifestyle mag,
"There are some eco-warriors out there who believe that the humble automobile is the devil on wheels. But in recent years, car manufacturers have worked hard to change the car's planet-killing image..."Her "Going Green" article then details some super tips on eco-driving like:
- Think aerodynamic! Drive with the windows up, and remove stuff like roof-racks when you're not using them;
- A clean car might be a pretty car, but do you need to do it every week? If you must make your 'pride and joy' the sparkling envy of all who see it, use a bucket and sponge to clean the car, rather than a hose. Even better, use "Miracle Drywash";
- Try "green" cleaning products;
- Use the SatNav to avoid getting lost, which wastes fuel;
- Take the golf-clubs out of the boot;
- Service the car at home so you can be sure to take used fluids, bulbs, other bits and bobs to the proper specific recycling centre.
"[these] are ways you can cut your carbon footprint - and it doesn't have to mean walking!"Well thank Ford for that! We certainly wouldn't want to walk anywhere. Ever. Not ever ever ever ever ever. That would be the very opposite of progress. We're still waiting for drive-in banking to arrive in Aberdeen "City and Shire", but no - no, we're stuck with online banking.
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