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Going Green with NPL

Are you buying a new car or looking for ways to make your current car and driving habits more environmentally friendly? Greener Cars is a great place to start.

To find the car that's best for you and for the environment, search their interactive database of 15,000 car models from 2000-2015, with ratings based on emissions and fuel economy.

Greener Cars top rated cars of 2015:

  • Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo Elec. Drive Green Score = 61
  • Fiat 500E Green Score = 59
  • Chevrolet Spark EV Green Score = 59
  • Toyota Prius C Green Score = 57
  • Nissan Leaf Green Score = 57
  • Volkswagen E-Golf Green Score = 56
  • Kia Soul Electric Green Score = 55

Keep your car running green with these maintenance tips:

  • Keep your tires properly inflated.
  • Buy low-rolling-resistance replacement tires. 
  • Check your fuel economy every few weeks. 
  • Get a tune-up. 
  • Change the oil. 
  • Check your emission control system periodically.

Visit for tips on driving and fueling and parking.

on official emissions and fuel-economy tests

While there is no charge for DVDs during February, try some of our environmental documentaries, including:

  • Tapped - a powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry.
  • Gasland - an examination of the controversial process of hydraulic fracking.
  • Food, Inc. - an expose of how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations.
  • Who Killed the Electric Car? - investigates the birth and death of the electric car.
  • The Vanishing of the Bees - scientists and beekeepers puzzle over the disappearance of honeybees.

See the full Green DVDs list.

Green Events

Weird Weather

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Pollak Room AB

Warm, wet winters, severe storms, and record heat waves. Climate change has arrived in our neighborhood and is affecting our sewer system, tree survival, energy grid, and more. Joel Stauber discusses ways each of us can mitigate the effects of weather variability.