Good green choices have an impact on your home and the community. This is a series about green resources right here in Pittsburgh that you can use.
Consider the Commute
If you can afford it, make your next car a hybrid or clean diesel car. Tax credits for some popular models have been phased out but many others are still available. If you already own a diesel car you could consider getting it retrofitted by a local company, Fossil Free Fuels, who converts vehicles to run on vegetable oil (while still keeping the car able to run off traditional diesel fuel, if necessary).
Try another form of transport occasionally. Walking and riding are good for the environment and your health. BikePgh, Street Smarts and other partners sponsor Car Free Fridays during the summer. If you are new to bike commuting visit the BikePgh website and download their Bike To Work Guide.
People with longer commute times report lower well-being and stress, so find the best place for you by giving the Green Relocation tool a try. Pittsburgh is blessed with several neighborhoods that offer great walkability and convenience, which cuts down on trips in the car.
Looking to find a walkable community in Pittsburgh? Call Christa Ross from RE/MAX Select Realty, your certified green real estate agent and RE/MAX green specialist at 724-933-6300 x214 (office) or 724-779-1437 (direct) or visit my website at www.greenhomespgh.com.
Buying or Selling a home in Pittsburgh? Call Christa Ross from RE/MAX Select Realty, at 724-933-6300 x214 (office) or 724-309-1758 (direct) or visit my website at www.bestpittsburghhomes.com.