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In 2002, there were 590 million cars in the world (one for every ten people).  Out of all of those cars, 170 million can be found in the U.S. (one for every two people.)*  

Looking at the world’s energy consumption, 28.5% of the energy we use goes towards transportation. Cars and light trucks consume the most energy, almost 60% of the transportation sector.  Heavy trucks consume another 15%, and trains, airplanes and percent ships make up the remaining 25%. Q

Most vehicles run on gas or diesel fuel.  As we travel more and more, not only are we depleting a nonrenewable energy source, we are also polluting our air, contributing to acid rain and quite possibly, the global climate change.

Therefore, it’s time that we examine alternatives to our current driving habits.  Ideally, everyone would reduce the number of miles driven by carpooling, riding a bike, or walking.  However, until our lifestyles change, please also consider driving “smart.”

Calvin and Hobbes, 7-23-1987

 Lower Demand
      Carpool
      Ride a Bike
 
 Efficiency
      Drive Smart
      Efficient Cars
 
Global Warming