In the days of rising gas and labor prices, car maintenance is more costly than ever. That is if you can even afford one in the first place. With the roller-skate, after just one investment, you can go for miles without any worry. It is a guaranteed trip to school without any worry of cost or if you will make it point A to point B. You never have to worry about stopping for gas or changing your oil. You just might need some water. 

In a world full of fast cars, trucks, and machines, it can be easy to overlook the simple roller-skate. At any time, we can hop into a giant machine and go anywhere extremely fast. It is a part of this instant gratification world that we live in. However, there is something beautiful and fulfilling about doing things without all the automation. Just like there is something special about a furniture piece made by hand, there is something special to traveling by a self-propelled tool. It feels so fulfilling to put it in the work to move around as opposed to just snapping your finger around. On top of that, you can feel good knowing that you are making the green choice. Cars release harmful gases to our environment every time we start up those engines and drive. With millions and millions driving every day, this can add up extremely fast. 

The next time you go somewhere, think about what you could do to reduce your carbon footprint. Even if you can’t or don’t have roller-skates, there is plenty of other modes of transportation that aren’t chipping away at our environment, such as bicycles, skateboards, or even odd ones like a unicycle or scooter. There is a mode for everyone and going green can have its advantages. On top of helping the environment, you will be saving money and perhaps even be returning home more fulfilled in your day’s journey.