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Principle #2 of Environmental Consumerism

By Nick

Principle #2: The gains of fuel efficient vehicles are lost if you drive more often because you have one.

Hybrids are a great step toward fuel-efficiency and better transportation, but they need to be combined with driving less whenever possible if you wish to reduce your carbon footprint and your oilprint. If you get in the mindset that it’s ok to drive more places because you’re using less gas per mile, you’ll end up using a similar amount of gas as if you had a less fuel-efficient car, but drove less.

This is part of our series on principles of being an environmental consumer