Green Tip #145: Avoid Underinflated Tires


If you want to save gas and reduce auto maintenance you should avoid underinflated tires.  You can improve gas mileage consumption by up to 3.3 percent by keeping your tires properly inflated to the manufacturers suggested pressure rating. Underinflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 PSI drop in pressure which can really add up. Lastly, underinflated tires are less safe and don't last as long as properly inflated tires. Check out our 365 Green Tips Series!

Green Tip #144: Eat Local Asparagus


Asparagus season is finally here, yippy!!! Sustainable PF got me into asparagus many years ago. I had never eaten much of it before but Sustainable PF steamed in for a few minutes, topped it with some butter and salt and pepper and I was hooked! With lil' SPF on the way, asparagus is a great thing for me to eat with it being rich in folic acid which is good for overall development and in preventing neural tube defects. On top of all that I can feel great loading up on these green spears as I know that I am supporting…

Sustainabilty Tip #143: Natural Air Freshener


All of us have seen the adds for products like Febreeze sprays and candles. While the nature based scents of these products promise to neutralize odors and wind us down after a long day at work they also carry health concerns. How many ingredients on the labels can anyone actually pronounce? Yet many people spray these around their homes and breathe in the various chemical ingredients they are made up of. Now I like anyone else have times when a fishy smell or pet odour just lingers in the house. To resolve this we open the windows:) With all the…

Green Tip #142: Reduce Vehicle Drag


Another way to improve gas mileage, reduce the amount of money you spend on fuel and to save gas: reduce vehicle drag.  Items such as roof racks, ski racks and roof boxes mean there is more friction trying to cut through the wind you are driving through.  Dragging a camping trailer or a boat/sea-doo will increase your vehicle drag as well.  If you can remove these items when you have no use for them you can reduce drag. What sorts of vehicle drag do you think could improve your gas mileage? Check out our 365 Green Tips Series!

Green Tip #141: Auto Maintenance


Want to know a simple way to save gas, improve gas mileage and vehicle repairs?  Answer: Auto Maintenance.  So get a tune up when your car needs one (older cars were every 5000km but these days cars need an oil change every 10,000km).  Making sure the fluids and moving parts in your engine and other integral vehicle systems will ensure that the fuel you burn is maximized and the need to buy replacement parts (from brake pads to transmission) will be greatly reduced.  You will save money on gas mileage and major repairs and your car will burn less CO2…

Green Tip #140: Stop Speeding


In this day of increasing fuel prices where people complain about gas prices more than they discuss the weather have you been thinking about how to save some money?  Well, trick number one is easy: Stop Speeding.  Slow down and obey the speed limit and you will save gas.  Did you know that when you drive faster your engine works harder and consumes more fuel?  Seems to make perfect sense yet on the highway people still fly by others like they've been lit on fire.  You can save about 10% on improved gas mileage every time you reduce your speed…