Road less traveled
Easing gas pedal enacts a principle, proves their mettle
Isaac Wilde was tired of hearing his parents gripe
about global warming. So last fall the 6-year-old burst forth with a
suggestion based on his rudimentary grasp of greenhouse gases. "Why
don't we just stop using our car?"
It was an idea that took hold.
Sarah Huber and Parke Wilde of Arlington, had thought about this
possibility before. "Every year on New Year's Eve, I'd resolve to use
the car less," Huber said. "I always said I was going to try to cut out
one or two whole days a week of driving. But we fell back on the excuse
that we can't do it because we have two young children. I'd say it's
too cold or too wet or too dark or they're too small to expect them to
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