5 Ways to Travel More Sustainably

At the heart of Circle K Conserve is our commitment to supporting our communities. We invest in local neighborhoods and work together to make a positive environmental impact in our communities. And with every gallon you purchase, we make investments in certified carbon reduction projects designed to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. This initiative has a positive impact on our local communities and our planet. We also partner with organizations like Onondaga Earth Corps and Tucson Clean and Beautiful on projects throughout the nation. Every time you fill up with Circle K Conserve, you’re giving back to the environment. 

But what can you do in addition to filling your tank at Circle K? Here are some easy steps you can take to minimize the environmental impact of your family’s transportation needs. 

1. Walk Or Bike When You Can 

It’s so simple but walking or biking instead of driving can have a real impact on your transportation footprint – and your health. Driving fewer miles means fewer emissions, right? Many cities even have bike share programs available at a low cost. 

2. Drive Smarter

The way we drive can significantly reduce vehicle emissions. Aggressive driving – speeding, rapid acceleration, frequent braking –  is not only dangerous, it also reduces gas mileage. And reducing aggression on the road helps create stronger (and more pleasant) communities. 

3. Plan Ahead

Plan weekly errands ahead of time and group errands closer together if possible. When you reduce the number of times you “run out to the store” for something you forgot, you’re reducing vehicular emissions. 

4. Take Care Of Your Car

You don’t need to save up for a hybrid vehicle to make a serious impact on the environment. Proper car maintenance goes a long way toward improving the sustainability of getting around town. Keeping tires properly inflated and lightening your load helps increase efficiency and burn less fuel.  

5. Avoid Idling 

Turn off your engine when your vehicle is parked. Depending on your engine size and air conditioner use, you can easily burn a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour when idling. Learn more about reducing idling and greenhouse gas emissions and help spread the word in your community with the IdleBox Toolkit

Don’t forget to share your sustainability stories and ideas for projects we should know about. We’d love to hear from you!