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CHECKLIST
Check Learn your options
Box Share what you learn with friends and family
Box Find other ways besides driving to get around
Box Become a scientist or an engineer

There are many things that YOU can do to reduce your fossil fuel use. The first is to learn about your options and to share what you learn with your friends and family. Learn what types of fuel your parents’ cars are capable of running on (gasoline, E10, E85). If your family has a flexible fuel vehicle, find out where the closest gas stations that sell E85 are located. If you are going on a vacation and driving, you could map out gas stations that sell E85 along the way!

Another option is to conserve fuel by driving less and choosing a vehicle that gets good gas mileage. Do this by carpooling to school with other kids in the neighborhood, taking city buses, and walking or biking places whenever you can. Walking and biking are also great exercise, so you are conserving fossil fuel and also getting healthier!

Become an engineer or scientist! You can go to college and later have a career working with biofuels.

Ann Maclean

Professor Ann Maclean of Michigan Tech uses geographic information system technologies
to look for places where woody biomass can be grown for ethanol production.
(Image: School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University.)