Those concerned with air pollution and air quality will be excited to learn about the invention of the world’s first and only hybrid electric tugboat. This great tugboat can be found at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.
These ports in California are considered to be the largest contributors in the South Coast Air basin. Diesel pollution is known to have serious health impacts. The new hybrid electric tugboat is being watched with great interest by scientists at UC Riverside who specialize in air pollution.
This hybrid electric tugboat raises some interesting points. The inventor of this tugboat certainly was thinking in a creative way about solving air pollution and air quality – what if each of us tried to think about our impact on air pollution and air quality in that very same way? What type of air quality or air pollution would we then have?
It is easy to see that the tugboat is solving a diesel pollution problem in an area known for air pollution. But no matter where you are – air quality can always be improved. Your daily effort to improve air quality and reduce air pollution will be felt by everyone you know. Making this effort will matter. Just as we look at the percentages for the tugboat and see that these numbers can help make a difference for everyone in that area.
So what can you do? Here are some easy steps to take to reduce air pollution and improve air quality:
Grow a garden and/or plant a tree. You don’t have to have an extensive green thumb to plant a lovely garden. Hardy plants will grow in your area; ask your local gardening center for advice. Gardening is very relaxing and a great hobby also. Your garden big or small helps to improve air quality and reduce air pollution.
Go hybrid or electric for that new car. This is a big step but an important one. Look into a hybrid or electric car for your new automobile. This can help to greatly improve air pollution and to help the air quality overall in your area.
Can’t get a new car yet? Look at other options. Try carpooling when possible or just get more organized about your use of the car. Many of us drive back and forth in the car, all over the place without even realizing it. Planning your use of the car not only saves gas but it helps reduce its emissions. You can also reduce its emissions by keeping it in good working order.
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