Gasoline accounts for more than half of the average
Washingtonian's personal energy use.
The average price per gallon for unleaded gasoline in our
state jumped from $2.96 last September to a record $4.35 on July 6, 2008 - a 32
And that's not the only cost. In our state, transportation
accounts for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions, a proven contributor to
global warming. Transportation-including light duty vehicles, heavy trucks,
freight trains, ships, and airplanes-is the single largest contributor to Washington's total greenhouse gas emissions, and is expected to remain so for the
Several federal and state agencies and other organizations
offer tips and resources to help reduce your gasoline use and transportation
Work from home
Buy a fuel efficient vehicle
Easy ways to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from motor
Five suggestions from the state Department of Ecology
One more suggestion from Ecology:
Don't idle your vehicle engine
if you are stopped for more than 10 seconds (unless you are in traffic). Turn
off your engine when you are picking up your children at school or waiting in a
drive-through line. This cuts fuel use and air pollution.
Transportation choices you can make to reduce global warming
Ideas from Climate Solutions, an Olympia-based organization
dedicated to finding regional solutions to global warming.
Putting the brakes on air pollution
Tips from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
The Washington State Department of Transportation highlights
travel and commute options.
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