START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Z is for Zipcars Can Replace Your Car

Z is for Zipcars Can Replace Your Car

Consider driving a Zipcar.  Zipcars are a car-sharing program that allow you to drive without car ownership. Zipcars are starting to make a difference: Every Zipcar replaces an estimated 15 privately-owned vehicle. From an environmental standpoint, this reduces reliance on fossil fuels.

What other “Z”-things can you do to protect the earth?

Get more Eco-ABC’s here.

Read more: Do Good, Earth Day, EcoNesting, Green, Life, Transportation, , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

33 comments

+ add your own
3:44PM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

As a big city walker, and a fan of public transportation, I very rarely need to use a car. But when I do, I use Zipcar. The hassle of waiting on line to do all of the paperwork that's required to rent a car is done only once - then any time you need the car, you just reserve one and go and get it without any hassle. And reserving it can mean that when you decide on a whim that you want to use one, you can reserve it a minute before you go to get it. you can't get easier or more energy efficient that that!

7:59PM PDT on Jul 27, 2010

What is the benefits of having zipcars anyway??

dog ear problems

12:54AM PDT on Jun 23, 2010

Thanks.

10:37PM PDT on Apr 29, 2010

What a fantastic idea!
I am sure the car dealerships would not be impressed though!

6:27PM PDT on Apr 25, 2010

I really wish we had this out in the suburbs. Oh, well, I'll stick to riding my bike a few days a week.

11:38AM PDT on Apr 25, 2010

Thanks

11:25AM PDT on Apr 25, 2010

Not practical for me. $66 (or $72 on weekends) per day is a little too expensive. I can get a car from Enterprise for less than that, and if I use the right credit card the credit card company picks up the insurance. With unlimited mileage instead of only 180 miles.

4:50AM PDT on Apr 25, 2010

Had no idea, thanks for the info!

11:25AM PDT on Apr 24, 2010

thank you

11:13PM PDT on Apr 23, 2010

I'd never heard about a Zipcar before. Interesting concept, although if you live out in the suburbs like we do, it would be difficult to implement. Sounds best if used in an urban environment. In our type of area, carpooling would no doubt work best. Thanks for the info though!

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Every life is a gift

Lots of good reasons! Thanks.

Jeannie H mentioned Gary Yourofsky's speech, but I am unimpressed with a man who holds extremist vie…

@ Maureen W: Sorry the statement, "Dogs can thrive on a Vegan Diet", is untrue Like all true Omni…

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.