CO2 emissions cause the greenhouse effect and the reduction of ozone layer. That however causes the global warming, which is the biggest threat of our planets future. Although reduction of CO2 emissions cannot be reduced in high amounts within next few years, you can help by reducing your own personal CO2 emissions.
First thing you should do is turning off your car when you are not using it. We are used to not turn the engine off while waiting for few minutes, but in these few minutes huge amount of CO2 emissions is being produced. It won’t take much effort to turn your key few times more so there is no excuse of not doing it.
Also think of your driving habits. Aggressive driving causes lot bigger consumption of fuel, so also it increases amounts of CO2 emissions than normal driving. Don’t take fast turns and movements. Drive according to the speed limits and you will save your money and also will help our planet.
Then you can also choose appropriate fuel. Some fuel doesn’t burn completely. That also means bigger fuel consumption and bigger amounts of CO2 emissions. Almost every fuel station nowadays offer effective fuel adaptive. It might be a little bit more expensive, but as you will reduce the fuel consumption this way, you won’t lose any money.
Choose economic car. This not only will help the environment, but also will help you to save some money as well. If you are using a car mostly in the city, choose a car with smaller engine. You don’t need a powerful car if you are not driving faster than with 50 km/h. Also evaluate if you need a big family car or smaller car is enough for your needs.
Also consider to buy electric car instead of gasoline powered car. Yes, electric cars are more expensive than traditional, gasoline powered cars, but the investments will pay off within few years. It is cheaper to use electricity; beside there are tax discounts in most of the countries for those who choose electric cars. This will reduce the amount of your personal emissions until the minimum.
Also the pressure in tires can reduce the amounts of CO2 emissions. Under-inflated tires can drive down fuel economy. That means if you maintain normal pressure in your tires, you will be able to reduce fuel consumption. That is not complicated to check your tires, so you should do it as soon as possible.
Actually the reduction of CO2 emissions means the reduction of fuel consumption. That means you can help the planet by helping yourself to save some money. If there are so huge benefits from these actions, than why not do it?