Earth Calendar for September 20th and September 21st

Sep 20, 2013


The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency have just released a new label specifically designed to show the original EPA numbers and pollution stats of later-model used cars and trucks. Although fully optional, these new window stickers will allow both private sellers and dealers to provide potential buyers with this pertinent information for any vehicle back to the 1984 model year. 

While the idea of this kind of supplemental label is not new, this is the first time it's gone beyond the mere talking stage.  The recently redesigned EPA label for new vehicles has been met with widespread consumer approval and the organization anticipates this used-vehicle variation on the theme will generate similar positive response. While the real-world mpg of a given used model obviously will be influenced by its condition and total mileage, the EPA feels confident that in the case of a well-maintained vehicle, the original fuel economy ratings should provide a reasonable approximation of what the buyer can expect it to return. The window stickers can be created and downloaded directly at the website.



On Our Calendar:  Presented by Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails. Join Jason Brownknight, director of conservation and stewardship, on a hike through red maple swamp forest, mature hardwood forest and along O'Bannon Creek mainstream.  September 22nd, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Registration and more information at the website.