The Benefits of EcoDriving
The average Canadian family spends at least $9000 a year per car, and about 13% of Canada's carbon dioxide emissions are due to cars and light trucks on our roads. The average car emits one tonne of carbon dioxide every 5,000 kilometres and for those of us who drive, about half our personal greenhouse gas emissions come from driving.
The good news is that there are many ways to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Here are several ways you can save money and lower the amount of emissions in the atmosphere:
Eco Driving Tips Video on Rogers TV
Windfall Ecology Centre has been working with Rogers Community Television in the production of the A Greener York Television Series. These videos give advice about how to make our neighbourhood more environmentally sustainable and an enjoyable community to live in.
ecoDriver Lunch N'Learn
ecoDriver Lunch N’Learn is available to your business or organization.
Drivers will learn how to save money on fuel while at the same time reduce their carbon footprint. The seminar will offer practical everyday tips that drivers can incorporate into their daily drive.
Topics include vehicle maintenance for fuel efficiency, how to purchase a fuel efficient vehicle, and transportation alternatives to the car.
Tire Pressure Clinic
A free Tire Pressure Clinic at your business or event engages drivers in understanding the relationship between soft tires and poor fuel economy.
Clinic technicians record the tire pressure for the participants and hand out a complimentary tire pressure gauge as a reminder to check tire pressure monthly.
To book the ecoDriver Lunch N'Learn or Tire Pressure Clinic for your business or event, call Windfall Ecology Centre at 905-727-0491 ext. 114 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
EcoDriver is a project of Green Communities Canada and is delivered with generous support from Natural Resources Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment's Community Go Green Fund.
While your schedule may demand a great amount of driving, ecoDriver can show you how to reduce your fuel-use and save money at the same time.
EcoDriver is dedicated to teaching drivers how to properly maintain their vehicles. Just one tire under-inflated by 8 psi can increase fuel consumption by 4% and reduce the life of the tire by 15,000 km.
There are many ways to drive less including car pooling, cycling, walking, or taking public transit.