How You Save Environment by Saving Fuel
Things You Should Always Do to Save Fuel
Gas used for running automobiles is a nonrenewable source of energy. It is produced from fossil fuels buried deep inside the earth. There is only a limited amount of fossil fuels and its reserves are getting depleted with each passing day. By saving fuel you can not only help in saving this valuable source of energy but also play your role in saving the environment. Burning of fuels produces harmful gases from the exhaust of your car. Emission of these gases not only pollutes the atmosphere but also causes thinning of the protective ozone layer over the atmosphere. This leads to green house effect which is the main reason behind global warming. Using fuel wisely will reduce pollution and increase health of our environment and the beings in it.
How environment is adversely impacted by burning of fossil fuels
Burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide and other gases that are responsible for greenhouse effect.
Carbon dioxide absorbs sun’s heat and traps this heat inside our atmosphere.
High heat leads to global warming.
Abnormal weather conditions take place around the earth.
It causes smog as well as acid rain.
It leads to increased incidences of natural disasters such as tsunami, earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods.
How you save environment by saving fuel
Thankfully, you can do your bit in controlling pollution of our environment by using less fuel. Saving of fuel not only brings monetary benefits but also reduces your individual carbon footprint on planet earth. If every one of us starts to save fuel, there will be much less pollution. We shall also be able to restore the depleting ozone layer. Excessive burning of fossil fuels has caused a hole in this ozone layer. You may not think much of your lone effort in saving fuel but the combined effort of millions of men and women through saving of fuel will certainly have a good impact on our environment.
Public transportWe have a good system for transport. Public transport vehicles carry people; they charge less and form the backbone of transportation. The trend today is shifting to booming use of private vehicles. People have money and don’t bother spending to buy them a new polluting vehicle! There are a rare few of us who think over the impact that it (personal vehicle) causes to the environment and prefer using public means of transports like trams, buses etc.
Wisely choose your conveyanceFor smaller distances, say less than a kilometre to a couple of kilometres, try using bicycles or simply walking, they enhance your health, regulate blood sugar and pressure levels. If the distance is more say up to 15, 20kilometres prefer using your motor bike rather than your car (prefer giving lifts in the route). If the distance is more say from 50 to 100 kilometres, use public transport like the transport buses, metro trains etc. If you need to go further, say about 500 kilometres, try preferring trains, the railways. Trains give you a way smoother ride, you can relax, move around. If you were using your car for that 200 or 300 kilometres, you will get tired by the end of the ride.
Planning to buy a new car? If you have the budget enough go for EVs, the Electric Vehicles. May be they are costlier than the polluting counter parts; they pay in the long run. They do not cause air pollution and run quietly with hardly any vibration. If EV is unaffordable, next better choice would be the Hybrid vehicles which run on both Fuel and electricity switching smartly based on the power needs. For starting up, they might use fuel, but for cruising they run on electricity. The charging of batteries is done when running on fuel.