The world’s first liftshare Week
Do you promote car-sharing to your staff? Is it an option which is viewed as positively as commuting by bus or train? Because it may surprise you to know that, if a car is full, it is actually more sustainable than public transport!
So if you’ve not thought about it before – here’s a good reason to do so now. The world’s first ever liftshare Week takes place from 4-8 October. It’s a week when thousands more people will be encouraged and enabled to discover the benefits of car-sharing:
From an environmental point of view, just by sharing with one other person, a driver is cutting the CO2 emissions from that journey by 50% – since one of them is leaving their car at home. As a result, their employers see the company’s carbon footprint drop too.
On a human level, the typical commuter who car-shares every day saves around £800 a year (sometimes considerably over £2,000!) – and reduces their stress levels into the bargain. Not having to drive every day make a real difference: sometimes car-sharers even admit having a snooze while their liftshare buddy drives them home! Car-sharers often report making lasting friendships too. And a member of staff who has driven into work with a friend, saved money and feels less stressed is a happy member of staff: one likely to be productive and stay in their job.
To take part in liftshare Week as an individual, just sign up to the free www.liftshare.com website and search for someone else going your way so that you can share the journey. If one of you doesn’t have their own car, the passenger(s) can just contribute to the driver’s petrol costs. Everyone wins.
To take part as an organisation, why not spread the word by displaying some posters at your office, or giving staff leaflets with more information? You can download them both from www.liftshare.com/business/liftshareweek.asp.