|What You Can Do Now....
On the Road
- Green Commuting in New Jersey
- Do not top off your gas tank. (In New Jersey, ask the gas attendant to not top off your gas tank.)
- Carpool or take public transportation more frequently to reduce air pollution, especially in the summer.
- Do not idle your car (excessive is greater than 3 minutes…this is a NJ regulation!).
- Avoid using drive-thrus.
- Bike or walk to work, if possible.
- Do errands when there is less traffic (i.e., at night) and combine errands into one trip.
- Make informed purchases on cars: www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/, www.fueleconomy.gov/.
- Walk to church; walk to get groceries (substitute for using your car when possible).
- Tips to Save Gas, Improve Gas Mileage, and Save Money
- Ask your employer about rideshare programs, transit incentives for alternate modes of commuting to work, or an adjusted work schedule.
- Consider living in transit villages
In the Home/Office
In the Know (Educate Yourself and Your Kids)
Multi-Media Pollution Prevention
- NJ Green
- New Jersey's Global Warming Website
- Instead of pesticides, use alternative pest control methods ("integrated pest management"), such as biological and mechanical controls. Try substituting a mixture of ground up garlic and onions as a pesticide alternative for vegetable gardens.
- Reduce pesticide use by reading and following label instructions carefully.
- Buy clothing that doesn't require dry cleaning. For dry cleaning, use garment care services that don't use perchloroethylene.
- Purchase products made from recycled materials.
- Purchase products that can be recycled
- Purchase products with the least amount of packaging.
- Buy in bulk, refillables and concentrates.
- NJDEP Pollution Prevention and Right to Know
- USEPA Pollution Prevention