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The Green Life: Green Your 2010: Walk More

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January 04, 2010

Green Your 2010: Walk More

Walk more drive less Whether you call them resolutions, goals, or lifestyle changes, there are measures you can take to make 2010 easier on the planet. This week we’re pointing out several of those actions, plus providing the numbers to back them up.

Tip #1: Drive Less

If your pledge is to walk or bike more and drive less, you’ll relieve the environment of harmful greenhouse gases as well as reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Added bonus: This will nicely complement an exercise or diet resolution.

Yearly Impact: Reducing your driving distance by just 15 miles per week will save 900 pounds of carbon emissions annually.

Tip #2: Eat Fewer Animals

Tip #3: Commit to Composting

Tip #4: Volunteer Your Time

Tell us: How do you plan to live greener in 2010?

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