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Whistling in the Dark

Here’s a great video from the Sierra Club:

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Plastic Pot Recycling

The Sierra Club green tip for today uncovers a great way to get rid of those plastic pots that hold flowers, shrubs and trees. A company in Missouri makes landscaping timbers out of them. That’s great. According to the Sierra Club,

Gardening seems as close to nature as you can get, but the 300 million
pounds of plastic pots and trays used each year often clutter landfills.

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From the Sierra Club,

The Climate Challenge. Go here to see how good of a job you can do.

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Baby, You Can(n't) Drive My Car

Here’s today Green Tip from the Sierra Club. I totally agree with the tip and have driven my car in this manner for years.

Buying a hybrid isn’t the only way to reduce your car’s impact on the
environment. Changing your driving habits can increase your vehicle’s
fuel efficiency and reduce its carbon emissions while keeping you safer
on the road. Here’s how:

* Take it easy. Aggressive driving, including abrupt starts, extreme
acceleration, and hard braking wastes gas and contributes
significantly more pollution than normal driving.
* Travel at the speed limit or lower. Driving at 75 mph instead of
65 mph will decrease your fuel efficiency by about 10 percent, and
can dramatically increase tailpipe pollution in many vehicles.

I reported earlier than I got an average of 36.15 MPG in my Mini on its first tank of gas. I’m getting 40 MPG on the second tank. It pays to drive sensibly, if you have to drive at all.

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Baby, You Can(n’t) Drive My Car

Here’s today Green Tip from the Sierra Club. I totally agree with the tip and have driven my car in this manner for years.

Buying a hybrid isn’t the only way to reduce your car’s impact on the
environment. Changing your driving habits can increase your vehicle’s
fuel efficiency and reduce its carbon emissions while keeping you safer
on the road. Here’s how:

* Take it easy. Aggressive driving, including abrupt starts, extreme
acceleration, and hard braking wastes gas and contributes
significantly more pollution than normal driving.
* Travel at the speed limit or lower. Driving at 75 mph instead of
65 mph will decrease your fuel efficiency by about 10 percent, and
can dramatically increase tailpipe pollution in many vehicles.

I reported earlier than I got an average of 36.15 MPG in my Mini on its first tank of gas. I’m getting 40 MPG on the second tank. It pays to drive sensibly, if you have to drive at all.

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What Do Al Gore, Bees and Drought Have in Common?

They are all vying for the Sierra Club Best Green Story of 2007 award. And you can vote for your favorite.

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