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Why Do We Need Biofuels?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 23rd, 2018 5:00am

Why Do We Need Biofuels? In addition to being major producers of pollutants, fossil fuels are just plain unsustainable - eventually, we will run out of them.  Most of us know this, and scientists have for years been seeking viable sources of renewable energy, as most of you know.  Electric and hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever, and all kinds of car manufacturers are now producing these fuel efficient vehicles, with even Lamborghini getting ...


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13 Tips to Green Your Car and Save Gas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 3rd, 2016 8:01pm

April is Earth Month, the time when we focus our attention to how we can be more eco-friendly in our lives. Many commuters long to join the ranks of hybrid or all-electric car drivers as a way to be more eco-friendly on the roads, but currently own a gas-powered vehicle that works just fine. Resist the temptation to buy a new one, because there are plenty of ways to get more miles per gallon out of your conventional car or truck and ...


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Mother Nature Network

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 3rd, 2011 8:25pm

Learn tricks that help you save cash — and the environment — while fueling up. ... Read More!


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What Does it Take to Be Green In the Auto Industry? Ask the LaFontaine family.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2009 11:15pm

LaFontaine Automotive Group recently received a Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification for its brand-new Buick-GMC-Cadillac dealership, becoming the only "Green" dealership in Michigan, one of only two Gold-certified sites in the country, and the premiere auto dealership facility in the United States. The LaFontaine collection of dealerships are a family business, owned and operated for more than 25 ...


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Test Drive the Latest Eco-Friendly Vehicles at Santa Monica's AltCar Expo

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 22nd, 2008 7:44am

Over the past few years, Americans have become more and more conscious of the environment and global warming. One of the biggest factors that impacts the environment today is automotive vehicles. The number of hybrid and diesel vehicles has increased significantly as Americans continue to search for environmentally and economically efficient cars.On September 26 and 27 the third annual Santa Monica AltCar Expo,  one of the largest ...


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Toyota Announces $5 Million Grant To National Park Support Organizations

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 1st, 2008 2:36pm

We've run several articles lately about the many contributions that Toyota has made to environmental concerns. Well, here's another: Toyota has promised to make a $5 million contribution to support five National Parks as well as a National Park Foundation that works to enhance environmental leadership and educational programs at parks around the country. Toyota also will donate 23 vehicles to the National Parks. ...


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Larry's Auto Works: a Certified Green Business

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 25th, 2008 10:16pm

At the recent Santa Clara County Green Business conference, I heard Larry Moore of Larry's Autoworks in Mountain View share his thoughts about being a green business. They have been in business for 30 years and became green certified by Santa Clara county in November 2006, the first certified green business in Mountain View, the town famous for being Google's headquarters. Their environmental motto is, ...


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Carbon Offset: A Primer

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 20th, 2008 10:13pm

If you are planning to go green, whether individually or as a business, the financial instrument called "carbon offset" can be a good friend. Buying carbon offsets is a good approach to negate the greenhouse gas emissions from your business or daily lifestyle that cannot be easily reduced in the short-term. You can think of it as a way to assuage guilt. At the most basic, you pay some financial ...


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Check Your Tires For Proper Inflation To Be Safe, Save Gas, Save Money, And Help The Environment

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 19th, 2008 10:11pm

During April "Earth Month," the Automobile Club reminded us that motorists can do their part not just on Earth Day but all throughout the year to help the environment, save gas, and be safe with one simple action: checking their vehicle's tire pressure. Properly inflated tires improve vehicle safety while reducing emissions and gas usage, says the Auto Club. The Auto Club, the Rubber Manufacturers ...


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Shopping for an Electric Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 16th, 2008 9:12pm

The hunt has begun... that is, for a practical electric vehicle, that can be plugged in to a solar panel, in order to go further off-grid. Back a year ago, when the solar panels went up on the roof, I had hoped that all that buzz about plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles would mean that something affordable would be on the market in a year or two. So finally, I need to replace our old creaky car, and am really ...


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