its all about the automobile

I spent a considerable amount of this weekend researching information for a Management project on the Chinese Auto industry. This got me curious on what is being done to reduce the impact we have on the environment through our cars.

As one many imagine there is enormous amount of information present around the interwebs and in our own backyards on reducing auto pollution. Here are 3 ranging from most common to most unique.

10 tips to reduce your auto pollution – these are the basics, with tips ranging from driving only when necessary, to keeping you car well tuned and good pressure in your tires. This list may be obvious but is still a good read. [read]

Amsterdam’s City Cargo – This service which recently finished a pilot program recently went in full operation. The basic premise of the service is that it uses the existing mass transit network of Amsterdam to bring cargo into the city and then uses its own fleet of trucks to complete the short hop and get the goods to the customers doorstep. [read]

TV’s ’24’ reduces exploding cars to control carbon emissions – This season FOX’s popular crime fighter Jack Bauer will refrain from blowing up cars to help reduce his carbon footprint. Below is a emissions table released by the show’s parent company News Corp. [read]

UPDATE on my Sustainable Efforts

Unplug: This continues to be an easy task, especially with my new MacBook and its state of the art power management features i am going one step beyond turing off all my power chargers. The Apple OSX power management features automatically shut down my external hard drives and other components connected to the MacBook.

Buy Local: I continue to skirt the fine line on this one being extremely good with some products and not so much with others but i like to think i am improving. This weeks purchase was locally caught shrimp, got a great deal on them too.

Refuse Plastic: With my reusable shopping bags this has become a worry of the past also recently at Tech Tonic show at WWU i also managed to snag another smaller reusable shopping bag with a very neat looking Apple logo on it.

Convert a Friend: With 2 weeks remaining in the academic quarter, time for small talk and conversations about the environment has been limited. This has led to no recruitment this week but i hope to get back to it soon.

Until next time.



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