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  Mistake #8: High Fuel Costs  

"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children."~ John James Audubon (1785 - 1851), French-Creole American Naturalist

8. Tolerating high fuel bills. The average American could save at least $150 per year by adopting more energy-efficient driving habits. Better yet, reducing our fuel consumption by just 5% would actually halve the price of gas. "How is that even possible?!", you may ask. A 5% reduction would drive demand down to 2003 levels, when oil cost half as much. We would spend billions less on oil imports. Americans would save over $200 billion dollars per year: that's about $700 per man, woman and child! Find out how to save: go to

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