Friday, June 13, 2008

Got Green Inspiration?

One of the cool things about driving a Prius—and there are many—is that the engine shuts off when the car is stopped for more than a few seconds. Every time it does this, I’m reminded of how wasteful it is to sit idling, even if you’re just waiting 15 seconds for the light to turn green.

With a Prius, you don’t even have the choice to be wasteful.

It’s also inspiring in odd ways. It was raining the other day and I stopped at a red light. I heard the engine shut off and the sound of the wipers seemed to get louder. I thought, “I don’t need the wipers until I start moving again and it’s just wasting energy anyway,” so I shut them off. It's an admittedly small action, but one I never would have thought of if I hadn't been driving the Prius. And who knows what else it will inspire.

Question of the blog: What are some of the interesting ways you’ve gone green?

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