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    Another family tries car free

    At this site a guy is trying to "go green" for a year and his top tip
    for doing it is to go car free. The photo shows wife and three kids
    including an infant.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ma/6413195.stm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News
    Experiment with giving up your car, you may find it easier than you think. Our cars produce 11% of the country's carbon emissions so there are big savings to be made here. We never thought that we would be able to give up the family car permanently but that's what we've done. Of course adjusting to a life without our motor took a bit of time - and a few stressful moments - but shank's pony and public transport have seen us right. Don't be too hard on yourself.

    Remember cars cost a lot of money - I reckon we're saving 2,000 a year - so don't worry about treating yourself by jumping in the odd taxi when you can't face the bus. Why not join the local car club so you've got wheels on hand when you really need them and, if you want a weekend away and taking the train isn't practical, just hire a car.

    Experiment with giving up your car, you may find it easier than you think. Our cars produce 11% of the country's carbon emissions so there are big savings to be made here. We never thought that we would be able to give up the family car permanently but that's what we've done. Of course adjusting to a life without our motor took a bit of time - and a few stressful moments - but shank's pony and public transport have seen us right. Don't be too hard on yourself.

    Remember cars cost a lot of money - I reckon we're saving 2,000 a year - so don't worry about treating yourself by jumping in the odd taxi when you can't face the bus. Why not join the local car club so you've got wheels on hand when you really need them and, if you want a weekend away and taking the train isn't practical, just hire a car.
    This is the author's top suggestion for going greener. Sounds familiar.....


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    Our cars produce 11% of the country's carbon emissions so there are big savings to be made here.
    Sheesh, In USA it is something like 40%.
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    Awesome to see. I am going to try the compost bin idea.
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