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Top 5 Green Road Trip Tips

Top 5 Green Road Trip Tips
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Written by Claire Moshenberg

Summer is here, and for a lot of families that means itís time to hit the road for a family road trip. Make sure you and your family stay healthy by taking your nontoxic habits with you when you travel. With a few small tweaks, you can make your road trip safer and more eco-friendly, without missing out on any of the fun. Safe travels!

Fuel efficiency: Greener Penny advises that you keep your car in tune, tires correctly inflated, and change the oil regularly in the interest of increased fuel efficiency. For the most fuel efficiency, make sure your oxygen sensor is working and keep your air filter clean. And try to pack as lightly as possible:†The less you pack, the less weight you put on your vehicle, and the less fuel you have to use. Hereís an easy tip to lighten your luggage: †The Go Green Blog recommends paying attention to what shoes you pack. Shoes add a lot of weight to bags, so aim for less shoes, and make the shoes you pack lightweight.


First photo: JoelnSouthernCA/flickr; second photo: itselea/flickr

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8:48PM PDT on Jul 15, 2012


1:19PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Great post!

4:48AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

I don't see why you should put sunscreen when you're in the car. UV light cannot go thorough glas. That's why you can never get a tan through a glass pane.

3:47PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

These are more like health tips, not Eco friendly tips. All of these things should be applied to everyday life, and certainly not just restricted to longer road trips. I was expecting things more like, don't take your petrol guzzling suv, buy a hybrid. Plan the most efficient route. Really, how is using sanitizing cream environmentally friendly? It's a chemical.

12:37PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

as much as i agree with those tips and Ashley's additions, its not green tips like i was hoping for. I am taking a two week trip around my state to all the haunted sites this November and i was hoping for some eco friendly driving tips

9:52AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Thanks for the tips. I do those things on a regular basis.

5:29AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

good tips, thanks!

5:10AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

good deal

5:10AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

good deal

1:59AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Great article thanks for sharing

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