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Road Rules…for an eco-friendly trip

October 20, 2009

Oh the road trip: as American as apple pie, football, and Austin.

This past weekend for fall break, Austin, Blake, and I piled into the car and journeyed 230 miles west to his hometown of Hays, KS (fondly known as Hays, Amuurica).

Traditionally the classic road trip requires a few essential elements: gas station snacks, emergency restroom stops, and multiple rounds of I-spy.  For this trip, we tried to minimize our carbon footprint by employing some methods to maximize our gas mileage (a round trip to Hays generates .2 tons of CO2).

Here’s a video of some of the things we did!

Another way to minimize your environmental impact?  Pack your own road trip snacks!  Not only are you reducing the amount of waste you generate from snack wrappers and containers, but you also get to enjoy fresh, healthy (or not so healthy) snacks.

For more greening your roadtrip tips, click here!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Danny Smyl permalink
    October 21, 2009 11:27 am

    Did you find the ride there very warm with no A.C.?

  2. janiec52 permalink
    October 21, 2009 5:57 pm

    Though it was pretty chilly outside, we stayed warm in the car with no A.C. by bundling up in hoodies and blankets. My mom always kept blankets in the car during the winter so that we can stay warm on long car rides.

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