Joe Kolman, the Idaho Statesman's "Environment at Home" columnist, has some good ideas in today's paper for people who insist they have no choice in their driving habits. Taking the case of a New Jersey woman who is spending $300 a month on gas, he writes:
She could trade in her SUV (22 mpg) for a fuel-efficient car.
She could carpool or take public transit, even just once a week.
She could move closer to work. (She commutes an absurd 110 miles a day.)
Kolman writes, "It's fairly easy to convince ourselves that we don't have choices. But our ability to survive depends on changing to adapt to new situations. People have been doing it for a long time; do we want to be the ones who finally just give up because we can't figure out how to drive less?"
Read it all here.