21 tips for environmentally friendly driving

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From recycling to renewable energy, everyone’s eager to do their bit for the environment these days. And while you probably know there’s lots that you can do at home – a topic recently discussed on our Life’s Journeys podcast  there’s also plenty of ways to make your driving a little kinder to the planet.

Transport was responsible for 20.3% of Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions in 20191, so making adjustments to how you drive could make a real difference. It’s not as tricky as you might imagine either; what the experts refer to as “eco-driving” is really as simple as changing some habits when you’re behind the wheel.

Increasing your fuel efficiency doesn’t just benefit Mother Nature, it’s also a great way for you to cut down on your driving costs – so everyone’s a winner! But please remember that your road safety should always override economy.

We’re offering 15% off when you buy your car insurance online2 so we put together 21 tips on how to make those car journeys a bit greener:

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Now you’ve got the driving tips you need to help the environment, why not take a look our handy hacks to keep the car organised and those all-important steps to save energy in the home.

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1. EPA, https://www.epa.ie/our-services/monitoring--assessment/climate-change/ghg/, 2020.
2. Offer of 15% discount only applies to new car insurance policies bought online. Acceptance criteria, terms and conditions apply. Subject to a minimum premium of €310 for car insurance. Aviva reserves the right to withdraw, suspend or amend this offer or any of the terms and conditions there of at any time without prior notice.
3. European Environment Agency, https://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/transport/speed-limits-fuel-consumption-and, 2020.
4. SEAI, https://www.seai.ie/news-and-media/tips-to-save-motoring/, 2020.
5 SEAI, https://www.seai.ie/news-and-media/tips-to-save-motoring/, 2020.
6 The Irish Times, https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/time-s-up-for-idling-car-engines-1.4438492, 2021.

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