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Getting Off Gas

Michal Kapral in his Mango Velomobile
There are times when life feels like a bad movie.

I filled up my little Mazda Protege today, watching in horror as the meter zipped past $20, then $30, and into the uncharted $40 territory.

“Press YES for receipt,” the monitor flashed, as though mocking my disbelief by offering hard-copy proof. I felt like I was in some dystopian Road Warrior ripoff.

But it’s real. And it will get worse. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said it expects the price of a gallon of gas to peak at $4.15 in August and to average $3.78 for the year.

So Green Among Gray would like to know what people are doing to combat this. Are you carpooling, working from home more often, riding a bike, buying a hybrid?

For just one example of how to beat the system, Captivate Network’s own Michal Kapral (above) gets around his hometown of Toronto in his pedal-powered, eye-catching velomobile.


Let us know what you’re doing to save money and the environment. Leave a comment, and your response may run on Captivate Network















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“Getting Off Gas”

  1. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    Although I'd like to buy a hybrid, the cost of the car itself wouldn't justify the amount I'd be saving on gas. So I try to keep my fuel efficient Corolla in as best shape as it can be, with inflated tires and oil changes.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    I'll probably pass on buying a more crossover vehicle, and instead go for the smallest one I can find. My Civic is looking pretty good right now.