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May 27, 2011

One Small Thing: Drive the Speed Limit

One_small_thing_logoThe amount of atmospheric carbon has skyrocketed. And world leaders are balking at doing anything about it. What can one person do? Not much -- unless a lot of people take part.

That's why once a week until Earth Day 2012, we'll post one small thing you can do to lessen your carbon footprint. Indicate that you're on board by liking and sharing the small thing. The goal is to get enough people participating that one small thing will turn into be a very big deal. Check out the previous small things here. This week's thing is:

#6. Speed Limit.

You can reduce your oil dependence by slowing yourself. Your fuel economy drastically declines the faster your drive above 60 mph. Excessive speed "can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town." Take the challenge of driving slower and share with us whether you notice any difference with the gas-tank needle.


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