Confession: I'm kind of a money tracker...now that it is warm outside, I am trying to ride my bike EVERYWHERE I can, and as I pedal, I am mentally patting myself on my back for the money I'm saving by NOT driving my car. I seriously feel VICTORIOUS at the end of the day if I have not moved my honkin'-huge-gas-guzzlin'-Honda-Odyssey out of the garage for a 24 hour period. I end the day with a huge "TAKE-THAT-GAS-STATIONS" high-five to my husband.
At $4.49/gallon right now where I live (Sheesh!) I thought I was saving thousands. Or at least I liked to imagine I was.
And guess what! I found this great site that helps me figure out how much I am saving.
You enter in your to and from locations and the kind of car you drive and it tells you how much it costs to drive there!
So I entered in all my point A's to point B's for the past week, and Loved what I found!
I saved $8.26.
My Carbon Footprint I WOULD HAVE left: 48.8 lbs.
And that was just in riding to school, to the drug store, to the library, to our friends' house, etc. instead of driving.
And you know what else? It tells you what it would cost to drive cross country -- like my spring break trip to go visit FiveRealMom #5, AND it tells you what the current flight ticket is right beside it to help you choose which is cheaper! Amazing.
Check it out.