by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Causes.

web0728hocka400.jpgWhoever said that car enthusiasts can’t contribute to saving the environment must not have met celebrity commentator Murray Walker – or Sir Walker to us commoners, since he is one of those distinguished gentlemen who have received the Order of the British Empire. It seems that this well-loved F1 Formula Racing commentator has recently launched “Eco-Drivers Wanted”, a campaign launched in conjunction with the Energy Savings Trust in the United Kingdom, urges education for motorists in managing fuel efficiently while at the same time helping the environment by reducing CO2 emissions, particularly along the convoluted highway system in Scotland known as the Central Belt.

“Eco-driving has win-win results. You save money on fuel and help the environment. In today’s changing climate we need to think about saving energy in everything we do. Eco-driving is easy, you don’t need to buy gadgets or modify your car. Just put the eco-driving tips in practice every time you use your car and make them part of your driving routine,” says Walker, whose distinctive style has resulted in what his listeners call ‘Walkerisms’ or ‘Murrayisms’.

As Ian Murdoch, who handles the Energy Savings Trust in Ireland, says, “”If every driver in Scotland followed our guidance, the country would save 640,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.”

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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