Wow thanks for the replies everyone, made me think quite hard about it.
jaymz wrote:Unless you know how much that person will drive, what sort of vehicle they'll be replacing, etc., it's quite a stretch to assume that YOU replacing it will have a positive overall environmental impact.
This is an interesting argument. Sounds like the majority of you think that just keeping your car is more environmentally friendly than buying a new one. I somewhat see your point however, isn't that like saying don't use improved water heaters or thermally efficient windows just keep what you have now??
pvnisher wrote:Sidetracking a bit, but you know how lots of people recycle? But not that many do the more important of the three "R"s... Reduce, reuse, recycle.
In that order. Recycling aluminum or glass takes quite a bit of energy.
Great point pvnisher. Its sickening how much I try to reuse things and not just "throw them away". From veggie/fruit bags I reuse at the supermarket to printing on the backside of sheets at work.
TallGrass wrote:Lastly, consider a bicycle with cargo baskets
My truck sits idle from basically Sunday till Friday. I live on my bike and coupled with an RTD pass from work, I rarely drive during the week.