Next time you take a trip, terraqueous in nature—not metaphysical by design, ask yourself whether it’s the journey or the destination that matters more to you. When you actually sit down and think about this, you may change your mind about how often you travel or maybe even what mode of transport you use.

Consider this. There’s a direct correlation between how fast and how often you want to get there and how much it costs. In fact, if you’re in a hurry it’s not only going to cost you more, but it’s also more likely to make a bigger contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

Studies have shown that the way you drive could improve your kilometers per litre petrol consumption by up to 30%. You could save more than just money. You could also save over a tonne of CO2 emissions per annum.

Here are a few tips to help you go greener:

Driving better:

  • Accelerating slowly and smoothly
  • Driving within the speed limit
  • Maintaining a steady speed
  • Anticipating your stops and starts
  • Keeping your car tuned and running efficiently
  • Regularly replacing oil and air filters
  • Keeping your tyres inflated at the recommended psi.

Driving less:

  • Combining the purpose of your trip with another
  • Car pooling just one a week
  • Using public transport once a week
  • Walking or riding a bike for any trip under a kilometre.
  • Thinking it through – do you really have to take that trip?
  • Telecommuting

TripGo can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint. All you need to do is adjust your preference settings and punch in your destination. There are more options than you think.

Relax and listen to the reggae.