Sustainability Tips

Environmental responsibility is everyone’s responsibility. By doing your part, over 300 million Americans become environmental stewards, making environmentally protective choices! Many of these choices can also help by saving money on home expenses.

  1. Conserve Gas
  2. Reduce Energy
  3. Save Water
  4. Reduce Waste 

Conserving gasoline is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint and personal emissions. Check out some of our tips on how to reduce your gasoline use.

  • If you are in the market for a new car, consider going electric! Winston-Salem has electric vehicle charging stations located in and around the downtown area. We are always working on increasing the number of these stations, and currently have three locations: 
    • Location 1 – Old Salem roundabout in the tennis court area 
    • Location 2 – 4th and Church street parking garage through the 4th street entrance 
    • Location 3 – Bailey park area on Patterson Ave. NOTE: This location is temporarily down due to construction
  • Plan your driving by making a list of where you need to go and the shortest route to get there. Combine several stops and get everything done in one trip. If you avoid rush hour (stop-and-go) traffic, it will help even more. 
  • Use public transportation such as Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) bus service or PART. 
  • Carpool! Share rides to work, shopping, special events, meetings, etc. 
  • Keep your vehicle's engine maintained according to the manufacturer's guidelines. 
  • Keep tires properly inflated - not too high or too low pressure. 
  • Remove extra weight from your car or truck. 
  • Buy the gasoline recommended by the manufacturer and that your engine is tuned for. 
  • When you are waiting in a car, do not let your engine idle. By stopping your engine, you are saving emissions (twice as much as when the car is moving!), saving gasoline, and saving on oil. 
  • Walk or ride a bicycle to your destination whenever possible!