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Archive for 'fuel efficiency'

It's time we all started taking our turn

This week my good friend Dave sent me this amazing and hilarious video about a new road sign. In the video the trade-off between safety and efficiency (carbon footprint) is discussed. Although it seems a little far fetched, I’m sure we’ll see something like it in the future.

We Just Can't Give Up Driving

As much as we try in North America, it is almost impossible to give up driving. Not because we aren’t trying but because we lack the infrastructure to get anywhere without a car. Tips for efficiency Since we’re unable to trade in those cars for other means of transportation here are some tips to minimize […]

Idling: What is the real cost?

Yesterday while riding home from work I was stopped at a railway crossing for a massive freight train to pass. As the line of cars grew on either side of the train tracks I noticed one thing in common amongst all the drivers, they all left their cars running. What about turning your car off […]

Re:Inventing GM

GM – Forward Thinking? Future of Car Makers For North America? I just saw the new GM commercial last night that essentially apologizes to the Canadian citizens and asks for forgiveness; the new campaign is appropriately called ‘Re:Inventing GM.’ GM wants to be looked at as the future of ‘green’ cars and a North American […]

Quebec Vs Ontario: Which is better?

I recently took a trip with part of my family on a ski vacation on in Quebec (4 of us in a car has to be better from an environmental perspective than 4 of us flying). What amazed me was the difference in the highways between Quebec and Ontario. I’m not sure I could conclude […]

Protecting Tomorrow: Pollution Probe is a Leader in the war on Climate Change

Ever heard of Pollution Probe? It is a non-profit environmental group which is presently focusing on clean air and water, climate change, energy conservation, mercury mitigation, children’s health and transportation. Through policy change, research and public education the goal is to achieve positive and tangible environmental change. What do they do? Remember the ecoAuto program? […]

New Years Resolutions

It may be January 14th but it is definitely not too late to make some New Years Resolutions. Along with some of the traditional ones, I came across a great list of ‘green’ ones a blog called The Green Life. Their goal is to promote ideas for living well and doing good. Their list includes […]

How To Get Money Back From Your New Car Purchase

Want to save money on your next vehicle purchase? Not only are there incentives from the car companies but now there are incentives from the Canadian Government. You can save up to $2000 on your next new vehicle purchase. Introduced in 2006 the ecoAuto program is an incentive to get Canadian’s to drive more fuel-efficient […]

Maximize Your Fuel Economy

With the rising cost of fuel we will no doubt will we have to change our consumption patterns. But it is not easy to change something that has become such a habit for us, plus it is a lot of fun to push the envelope and see how fast you can accelerate on the on-ramp […]

Toronto Prefers Efficiency

While heading off to an ultimate frisbee game last night I had the radio on for traffic updates trying to pick my best route to the field. There was a report stating that Torontonians typically preferred to drive fuel efficient cars over SUVs or other light trucks. What the report also stated was that although […]