Earth Calendar for January 31st and February 1st

Jan 31, 2014

The U.S. EPA and the Department of Energy have released the 2014 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with a valuable resource to identify and choose the most fuel efficient and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles that meet their needs.

The 2014 models include efficient and low-emission vehicles in a variety of classes and sizes, ensuring a wide variety of choices available for consumers.
This year’s guide is not just about how the latest models stack up against each other; it’s about providing people the best information possible to make smart decisions affecting their pocketbooks and the planet.
The guide provides “Top Ten” lists allowing consumers to see the most efficient advanced technology vehicles as well as the most efficient gasoline and diesel powered vehicles. Consumers will also find a broad range of information in the guide that can be helpful while shopping for a new vehicle— including an estimated annual fuel cost for each vehicle. The estimate is based on the vehicle’s miles per gallon rating and national estimates for annual mileage and fuel prices. An online version of the guide, available through, allows consumers to enter local gasoline prices and typical driving habits to receive a personalized fuel cost estimate. Also, for the second consecutive year, the guide includes a 1-10 greenhouse gas rating for each model, providing a quick and easy way for consumers to identify vehicles with low greenhouse gas emissions.  Visit the website for complete listing.   EPA and DOE will update the guide online as more 2014 vehicles become available.

On Our Calendar:  West Fork Mill Creek Walk.  Join the Millcreek Watershed Council of Communities for a fun and educational Mill Creek Walk! You will learn several things about stream features including wildlife, ecology, erosion and more. February 8th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am.  For location and to register, call (513) 563-8800 and for more information visit the website.