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53 Clean Air Tips
Tips
   
Transportation
1. Combine errands into 1 trip.
2. Take mass transit.
3. Ride your bike.
4. Walk or in-line skate.
5. Telecommute and teleconference
6. Get traffic updates to avoid jams and delays.
7. Share a ride.
8. Carpool.
9. Avoid the drive-thru.

Your Car
10. Have your oil changed.
11. Get fuel after 6 PM.
12. Don't top off the tank.
13. Make smoother stops when braking.
14. Make smoother accelerations.
15. Minimize the use of the air conditioner in your car.
16. Get a tune-up.
17. Check your tire pressure.
18. Keep air filters and catalytic converters clean.
19. Use the cruise control.
20. Use an energy-conserving grade of motor oil.
21. Repair all vehicle leaks.
22. Make an appointment with a repair tech if "check engine light" is illuminated.
23. Replace gas tank cap tightly.

Miscellaneous
24. Encourage your Government to improve air quality standards.
25. Spread the word about tips to keep the air clean.
26. Buy items with little or no packaging.
27. Shop by mail.
28. Shop by phone.
29. Shop by internet.
30. For your lunch break, pack a lunch and eat in or walk.
Your Home
31. Use green energy sources.
32. Turn off the lights when not in use.
33. Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use
34. Wait until 6 PM to mow.
35. Never burn any of the following items: cardboard, household garbage,plastics, colored ink on magazines/ wrappers, coated/painted/pressuretreated wood, wood with glue still on it, or wet/rotted/molded/ diseased wood.
36. Reduce, recycle, reuse.
37. Use a push lawn mower over a riding one.
38. Replace incandescent bulbs with CFLs.
39. Don’t over cool your home.
40. Don’t over heat your home.
41. Look for the “Energy Star” when buying appliances.
42. Use charcoal chimney or electric starter instead of charcoal lighter fluid.
43. Avoid using oil-based paints, solvents, cleaners, varnishes, or other household and personal products that cause fumes.
44. Run dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers only when full.
45. Seal chemical containers tightly.
46. Keep wood stove and fireplaces well maintained.
47. Properly insulate your home.
48. Keep the lawn mower and other small gas-powered engines well maintained.
49. Plant native shrubs and trees.
50. Enroll in your utility’s energy efficiency plan.
51. Use the microwave to cook small meals.
52. Plant deciduous trees to provide shade in the summer and to allow light in the winter.
53. Use manual tools in place of gas-powered or electric tools.
 
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