Why Green?

The largest source of CO2 emissions globally is the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas in power plants, automobiles, industrial facilities and other sources.  By utilizing 100% alternative fuel vehicles, Green Carpet Limo is committed to providing a choice in the chauffeured transportation industry. 

Lexus Hybrids require less fuel to operate and fewer resources to produce, while providing more comfort to those inside the vehicle. All our luxury hybrids are certified as Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (SULEV) and feature the luxurious amenities, attention to detail and superior craftsmanship you expect from a Lexus.

From the moment a Lexus Hybrid begins production, great care is taken at each step along the way to minimize the impact on the environment. That's why Lexus Hybrids have a lightweight body design and are exceptionally lean in their use of raw materials. Sophisticated computer modeling helps to ensure that the environmentally sensitive innovations don't compromise the quality of the vehicle. This not only enables a Lexus Hybrid to run cleaner and conserve natural resources, but leaves less scrap metal at the eventual end of its life. Lexus even recovers all hybrid batteries so that they can be properly handled.
 

 "As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."

- Henry David Thoreau

 


 

What is global warming?

As the concentrations of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide (CO2), continue to increase in the atmosphere, the Earth's temperature continues to climb. CO2 and other air pollution collects in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, and trapping the sun's heat and causing the planet to warm up. In fact, the eight warmest years on record (since 1850) have all occurred since 1998. According to the U.S. EPA, most of the warming in recent decades is very likely the result of human activities.

What are the causes global warming?

Man-made causes of global warming include, but are not limited to, pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal or oil by power plants or automobiles. Other mand-made causes include the reduction of forest coverage, like cutting down the rain forests and increase of methane producing foo sources such as the reaising of cattle.

What are the effects of global warming?

Human-induced climate change has the potential to alter the frequency and severity of heat and cold waves, storms, floods and droughts. Observed changes caused by global warming include:

 - shrinking of glaciers,

 - an increase in sea level,

 - thawing of permafrost,

 - later freezing and earlier break-up of ice on rivers and lakes,

 - lengthening of growing seasons,

 - and shifts in plant and animal ranges.

 

These changes can lead to:

 - decreased crop yields,

 - increased livestock deaths,

 - declining air quality in cities,

 - increased fresh water demand,

 - increases in heat-related mortality, esp. in elderly and infant populations,

 - more frequent and heavier precipitation, including floods,

 - soil erosion,

 - and contamination of fresh water supplies.

 

How does choosing a hybrid helps reduce CO2 emissions and the effects of global warming?

A gallon of gas weighs between 5.8 and 6.5 lbs, but produces 19.4 lbs of CO2. Therefore, a car that averages 20 miles per gallon will emit about 50 tons of carbon dioxide over its lifetime. A car which gets 40 mpg will emit half that much. Our fleet consists of the most technologically advanced hybrid vehicles available.

Our chosen manufacturers are dedicated to going beyond just increased gas mileage and reduced emissions. Both Lexus and Toyota are committed to reducing the environmental impact throughout the lifespan of these vehicles. From reducing the amount of resources required in manufacturing, to creating new, less detrimental materials to be used, to implementing programs to recover or recycle many parts of the vehicles, Lexus and Toyota are dedicated partners in the stewardship of our environment. Green Carpet Limo is proud to partner with these companies in providing you the very best in eco-conscious chauffered car service.