Sunday, 6 January 2013
Attn. TORONTO-Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge travellers - carshare options
For the many who want to minimize their carbon footprints while getting done whatever travelling they need to do,there are now some innovative options. Taking public transportation like buses or trains instead of personal automobiles cars for the long trips is one. But when you're at your destination you may need to do some inter- and intra-city personal travelling. I found Grand River Carshare a couple of years ago and as someone who often has to travel within the tri-cities it suits me very well. Even better, GrandRiver Carshare, Ontario's first when it was founded in 1998, is a non-profit co-operative, so nobody's getting ripped off to provide the service. I was so impressed I joined the board for a couple of years and now volunteer on one of the carshare committees. We can all help to reduce congestion, smog, stress and accidents and carsharing is one good way. To find out more check the Grand River Carshare website at http://communitycarshare.ca/grandriver/ And no,I'm not paid to do this. GrandRiver Carshare is an important part of our provicial social economy; as a member of TorontotheBetter's Alliance for Toronto's Social Economy we are pleased to reach out to positive initiatives by neighbours. We all benefit when our social economy alternatives grow.