Skip the drive-thru, and turn off your engine while you wait in cell phone lots or pick up the kids.
Protect your home turf
The grass is always greener when you switch to an electric or reel lawnmower instead of using gas.
Eliminate the commute by teleworking. Hold virtual meetings by phone or use videoconference options.
Time to refuel
Gas up when things cool down after dark. Be sure to tighten the gas cap securely to reduce evaporation.
Share the ride
Taking the bus, carpooling, and ride-sharing means more karaoke and less tailpipe emissions. Find out how to get around town sustainably or find a carpool buddy at Commute Solutions.
Shopping for a new car? The best options in the cleanest order are 1) electric, 2) hybrid, and 3) most fuel efficient. Austin Energy's Plug-In Austin Electric Vehicle Program offers rebates, public charging stations, and more.
Get more steps and drive less
Bring your lunch to work, combine errands, and bike or walk if your destination is less than a mile away.
Reduce air pollution by operating appliances efficiently, turning lights off, and using less water.
Maintain your ride
Replace air filters regularly and keep your tires properly inflated. You’ll improve your car’s gas mileage and reduce emissions.