1 million reasons to join the 1 million Women DRIVE program…By Wendy Machin

The following guest blog post is from Wendy Machin, President of NRMA Motoring & Services…

As a mother of three children it’s fair to say that the decisions I make impact the whole family. Whether it’s the food we eat, the holidays we take or the car I drive, it’s important to me that my family is well looked after.

One of the most important decisions I can make is to be an example to my kids on how to live sustainably so my children can enjoy our planet for many years to come.

Wendy Machin, President of NRMA Motoring & Services

Over the past few years I’ve become increasingly aware of the need to reduce the impact my family has on the environment. These days we own a hybrid and diesel car and when I can, I’ll choose to ride my motorbike to save fuel and money.  Other things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint include taking the bus to work or car-pooling with friends

That’s why this month I’ve decided to get onboard with the 1 Million Women program. The program created for women by women is designed to make us more conscious about our every day decisions and the carbon footprint we leave behind.

This month is all about driving and as someone who spends a lot of time on the road, I’ve decided to take on the challenge to learn how to reduce my carbon footprint and live more sustainably. As part of my challenge I will be looking to reduce my fuel consumption by the end of the year.

To make this journey it’s going to mean that my behaviour must change. I’ve got to learn and practise ways of living more sustainably. It’s all about doing things differently.

Over the next four weeks I’m going to provide readers with as many tips as possible on ways that they can save and get involved with the program. On the NRMA Facebook page you can see my tips on how you can drive smarter, leaner, less and greener.

If you’re keen to get involved but don’t know where to start head to www.1millionwomen.com.au for more information and our greener driving tips page to cut waste and save.

So, how are you reducing your carbon footprint when you drive?

Would love to hear back from you in the comments!

About the Author: Wendy Machin was recently re-elected as the President of NRMA Motoring & Services on 12 December 2011. Having been appointed to the Board on 30 March 2005, Wendy was first elected as President on 10 December 2008. This is her second term as President. She is Chair of the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee, an ex-officio member of the Finance & Investments Committee, the Audit, Risk Management & Compliance Committee and the Policy & Advocacy Committee. She is also a Director on the Board of the Australian Automobile Association & Destination NSW.

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