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Picture Yourself Going Green: Step-by-Step Instruction for Living a Budget-Conscious, Earth-Friendly Lifestyle in Eight Weeks or Less by Erinn Morgan

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Chapter 9. Week Seven: Green Your Transportation

Week Seven: Green Your Transportation

Transportation is the second-largest source of CO2 emissions in the U.S.

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THE LURE OF THE OPEN ROAD. The bliss of independence. A sense of speed and power. A reliable mode of transport. With all the charisma surrounding our main form of transportation, it’s no wonder Americans have long had a passion for the automobile. Some view their car as a purely utilitarian means of getting around, while others look to it as a four-wheeled representation of who they are.

Today, there are over 250 million cars in the U.S. and more than seven million cars are sold each year. A recent ...

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