The Good Life, Travel
If thinking of lightening your footprint on the planet, you should consider car-sharing instead of car ownership.
With these services, I mean companies like Zipcar and Autoshare – you still get access to wheels when you need them, while you avoid dealing with traffic, parking, and road rage on a daily basis. It’s the perfect solution for city dwellers who only really need a car for a big run to the superstore or a drive to visit out-of-town friends.
The way it works is you pay a membership fee up front in addition to paying for each use. Members reserve a car online and pick it up at a designated lot in or near their neighbourhood.
Not only is this option a lot more green – it’ll make you save a lot of green, greenbacks that is. Estimates show most people save between $400 and $1000 dollars a month.