UK National Liftshare Day - 14th June

nlsd-logo-2006-l.gifThursday is National Liftshare Day in the UK, and it's easy to get involved and make a difference. According to the website, 'a typical carsharer will save themselves around £1,000 and 1 tonne of CO2 per year by sharing their daily journey.'

Sharing car journeys just makes perfect sense. What point is there in 400 colleagues all taking their own cars to work? There is likely to be someone who lives near you who you can alternate driving with. It saves money, it saves the environment, it lessens congestion so you and everyone else gets to work quicker, and every other day you can sleep or read a book on the way to work.

This Thursday is the perfect chance to get started with lift sharing, but the important thing is to keep it up afterwards. There's plenty of ways that you can get involved. If you work in an office, then send a group email to everyone and see if there's someone who lives nearby that you can lift share with. There is also lots of posters and fliers on the site that you can print out and put up, as well as other tips and advice on setting up a lift share scheme.

If you don't live in the UK, then don't be put off. It's just as easy to set up a scheme wherever you are, you don't need a National Lift share day in order to lift share! :: National Liftshare Day

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