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Change 16

Happiness starts at home

Be cool. Car pool.

Let’s start with the bad news: the average combined CO2 emissions for a new light vehicle is around 180 grams per kilometre.

Now, for some good news. There are plenty of ways to cut down on how much we drive.

If you live close to work or school, you might consider riding or walking. If you’re a little further away, you can use public transport. But even those who have to drive can still reduce their emissions – with car pooling.

So reach out to your neighbour, housemate or colleague and ask where they’re going. Even if you’re not going to the exact same place, just going in the same direction can help. If you can’t get them all the way there, get them a little bit closer. Because even if it’s just a couple kilometres, every little bit helps.

Want to make more changes to your travel habits? Compare the cost of fuel against running an electric vehicle.