Share your ride and save the world

27 September 2010

RidelinkIt was like a scene from a movie. Fourteen people crammed into an old four-seater VW Beetle, some folding themselves into the boot, all in the name of car-pooling. The event was organised by the Green Campus Initiative (GCI) on 22 September as part of its Green Week campaign last week, and in support of its Ridelink project, an online carpooling website. The aim is to persuade students and staff to share rides, thus reducing carbon emissions and easing on-campus parking. "We thought that this would be a fun way of getting students to realise how many people can fit into one vehicle," said GCI's Kate Pallett. "Students aren't expected to go to the same extremes, but to start carpooling, and an easy way to do this is through Ridelink," she added. (View the videos of the Ridelink launch on YouTube.)

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