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February 5, 2009, 1:46 pm betterhomesgardens
For every litre of petrol used, 2.3kg of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, according to the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV).
Obviously, cutting down on car use whenever you can - for example, walking to the shops - is a great idea. By servicing your car regularly, you'll reduce the amount of fuel it consumes and greenhouse gases it produces. You can also join Greenfleet, www.greenfleet.com.au
For a small cost, they'll plant 17 native trees on your behalf to absorb the annual greenhouse emissions produced by your car. Here are lots of other practical ways you can use less fuel.
How to cut your fuel use1. Accelerate gently and don't rev unnecessarily.
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