Fossil fuels have a tremendous detrimental effect on the environment and health due to emissions and mining activities. Reducing reliance on fossil fuels protects the limited supply of fossil fuels while decreasing the amount of pollution. Here are several approaches we can cut down on fossil fuels
Green Your Car
When buying a new vehicle, purchase an electric one instead of the traditional type. If it is way out of your budget, you may get a more fuel-efficient car that uses less fossil fuels. Also, do the regular maintenance of your vehicle, proper tire inflation so that it runs smoothly. Using the recommended grade oil is also an appropriate way of greening your car.
Cut Down Electricity Use
Using less electricity is always a worthy option, with the best option being to use wind and solar power which are excellent renewable energy sources. Consider purchasing energy-efficient products and always shut off lights when not in a room. Though a bit pricy when starting out, solar panels, will also reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Frequent self-driving produces a lot of air pollution. It can be curbed by opting for public transportation such as train, bus, or subway system. This significantly saves on the fossil fuel used to run your car. Cycling or walking to work is not only good for your body but also reduces fossil fuel usage.
Spreading the word about less use of fossil fuels helps others recognize the need to conserve. Start with those close to you, such as family and friends. Encourage your boss at the office to adopt green practices to minimize fossil fuel consumption. Form a community group to sensitize others on the need for energy conservation.