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The Curse of Your Lead Foot

Fast driving decreases your vehicle’s fuel economy more than you might imagine. Find out how to separate mpg fact from fiction and how to increase your fuel economy without buying a new car.

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Sustainable America’s Resolutions

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The Sustainable America staff offers our food and fuel resolutions for 2013!

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What is Hypermiling

What is Hypermiling? Strictly speaking it is the act of improving fuel mileage by the use of certain driving techniques. People who hypermile are called hypermilers. Beginner hypermilers can hope to improve their fuel efficiency by a few mpgs. How … Continue reading

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Currently 50 million households suffer from food insecurity, meaning that family members cannot always meet their basic food needs.

10 million people a year could be fed through the recovery of just one-fifth of food waste.

Only 2% of food waste is composted or otherwise recycled—62% of paper is recycled.

Consumers throw out about 40% of the fresh and frozen fish they buy.

The U.S. produced 208 pounds of meat per person in 2009—60% more than Europe.

Low income commuters spend a much higher proportion of their wages on gas—8.6% versus 2.1% at $4 per gallon.

Food prices rose 35-40 percentage points between 2002–2008.

Americans consume 25% of the world’s produced oil, but our nation holds less than 3% of the world’s proven oil reserves.

The International Energy Agency says greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.2% last year, with a 9.3% increase in China offsetting declines in the US and EU.

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