The Green Driver Project targets high school driver education classes on the environmental impact of driving. The classroom presentation -- by a DHEC staff member -- centers on used oil recycling, air and water issues, energy conservation and litter prevention. To have a Green Driver Project presentation in your classroom, e-mail or call 1-800-768-7348.
In addition to the classroom presentation, a series of Green Driver Project fact sheets also are available. They include:
The Green Driver Project: Roads Scholar Poster is available as well . To request a printed copy, call 1-800-768-7348.
In addition to the high school effort, the booklet "Become a Green Rider" has been created specifically for younger students. Even before they drive, they can still protect the environment and become a Green Rider. To request printed copies for your classroom, e-mail or call 1-800-768-7348.
If you are a do-it-yourselfer (DIYer – an individual who changes oil in a personal vehicle), you must recycle that used motor oil. You also should recycle the used oil filter and motor oil bottles. More information on used motor oil and related products -- and how they can be recycled -- is available.
Vehicles are a major source of air pollution in the United States. When, where, how and why you drive all play an important role in protecting air quality. By taking actions to reduce the amount of fuel you use, you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, lessen the nation's dependence on foreigh oil and save money. Here are some suggestionson how you can be a Green Driver. View the Green Driver Project: Roads Scholar Poster to learn more.