Greetings Blog Readers,
I hope you are having a great week so far. We here at ecoShuttle are having a great week, and this is partly because we were quite pleased to hear President Obama outlining his plan to reduce carbon emissions.
In Obama’s first term, he managed to raise fuel mileage standards for automobiles and small trucks to 54.5 mpg by model year 2025. He also added incentives for folks to purchase hybrids, electric cars (like our Nissan Leaf!), and natural gas vehicles. Of course we’re already a step ahead of the administration with our fleet of 100% biodiesel-powered vehicles, but it is nice to see the efforts to get everyone in on the action.
For the future, the administration is gearing up to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through clean energy investments, technological advancements, and carbon cuts at power plants. Here at ecoShuttle, we’ve geared up as well by using only renewable energy, installing water efficient toilets, by composting, recycling, and limiting our trash as much as possible. But we’re still not done; there are always more ways to increase sustainability, so we’re auditing ourselves to see what we can do better. We always welcome suggestions for us and for anyone trying to increase their sustainability efforts, so feel free to leave us a comment if you have any suggestions!