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8 Tips to Minimize Car Use and Save Fuel

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Shop Locally


By shopping close to home, your car trips will be shorter, so you'll use less gas and save time. You may even be able to get to some stores on foot or by public transportation. Consider shopping at a nearby farmer's market and at stores that use local suppliers. That way you'll be supporting your local economy and reducing the number of heavy trucks traveling long distances.

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August 31, 2014



Leftovers make deliciously healthy lunches, and save a lot of time. Use last night's dinner leftovers as the basis of your child's lunch — adding just one or two extra ingredients can make it seem like an entirely different meal.


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