Saturday, January 13, 2007

Be Like Jeff!

Jeff Schultz pulls plug on excess
By Joanna Richards
The Courier-Journal

"At one point I was going to lease a BMW to try to meet women," he confessed. Now Schultz speaks with pride of his fuel-efficient transport: a Kymco People 250 scooter that gets 65 miles per gallon of gas and an aging Volkswagen Jetta, for rainy days, that goes 48 miles on a gallon of diesel. "It's a totally different way of thinking."

Schultz's new perspective on what he drives isn't because he's now married and no longer on the prowl for a date. "The big reasons why I've switched to fuel-efficient transportation are global warming and oil," he said. "You don't want to base your lifestyle on excessive use of a finite resource."

"I think scooters are going to be one of the things that are going to contribute" to a more sustainable and peaceful society, he said. And "it's fun, you're out in the air, you feel more freedom and you know you're helping the environment and setting an example.

"Everybody blames the oil companies and complains about gas prices. … People need to vote more with their wallets.

"I'm just trying to be the kind of change I want to see in the world and that I think we need to have."

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