Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Carbon Fast for Lent: Under Pressure?

The Fourth Wednesday in Lent
“Pressure a car-owner to check their tyre [tire] pressures. Low tyre pressure means high fuel consumption.”

The Carbon Fast realizes I do not own a car. The Carbon Fast is psychic!

While I figure out who to annoy about their tires . . . how much will this save? Ideal Bite says proper inflation can keep up to 383 lbs. of CO2 out of the air each year. Most sources I checked also agree with Ideal Bite’s financial calculations: one can save about 3% annually on fuel costs by keeping the tires properly inflated.

Today’s mitzvah
: Already checked your tire pressure? Teach someone else how to do the same.

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