Everyone knows that people have a complicated relationship with the planet, but too many are apathetic about these sorts of issues. Sometimes, it seems most folks simply hope the government will do the job for them. That is happening, in some places, but it’s a slow process.

If you’re one of the many who are tired to watching things get worse, don’t despair! There are easy ways to help keep Austin clean and green. Taking direct action right here in Austin is the only way we can improve our environment, but it doesn’t have to be hard work or even costly. You’ll probably even make a few new friends along the way.

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Just follow our simple guide…

10.) Take Public Transportation

<I>Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/whiskeytango/2690032810/in/photolist-7q8GQR-aiEf12-56H833-7V8i2a-iASet-iARZ6-iAScw-iASad-iAS29-iARWs-iAS6k-iAS4a-iAS8h-wTN5u" target="_blank">Flickr user Bruce Turner</a>, creative commons licensed.</I>

Photo: Flickr user Bruce Turner, creative commons licensed.

Seriously, this is the easiest one on our list. Sure, your private transportation is much nicer and probably much faster, but if you’ve been paying attention you know that Austin’s got a traffic problem — and Earth has a climate problem. Do your part to help make both of these better by taking public transportation every now and then. Capital Metro’s trip planner makes things super easy, and it’s quite nice to get some variety in your routine. Do that enough and you might even find yourself enjoying all the money you save over buying gas, paying for insurance, that car note, etc.

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