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Transportation

In the future, SafeClimate hopes to offer shopping opportunities to help you reduce the carbon footprint associated with your transportation use.

In the meantime, you can check out the mass transit connections in your neck of the woods by simply clicking on the convenient website of the American Public Transportation Association.

To find a more fuel-efficient vehicle to buy, take a look at the Green Car Guide of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), or visit the EPA's fuel economy website.

Hybrid automobiles are now available that run on gasoline and electricity, never have to be recharged, and emit about one half the CO2 of the standard new car. One model is the two-seated Honda Insight-- the first car to receive the Sierra Club's Excellence in Environmental Engineering Award in the organization's history. Or consider the four-seated Toyota Prius sedan, which you can order online. The Prius gets 52 miles per gallon on the highway and 45 in the city, and according to the ACEEE driving it produces 40% less CO2 than driving the average vehicle of similar size. It already ranks number one as the greenest gasoline car in the 2001 ratings of ACEEE.

And when you drive your super-efficient car, you can buy gasoline from Shell or BP, two companies that have committed to reducing their own carbon emissions and increased their investment in renewable energy.  

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