car2go smart car posing in front of one of our laneway houses: two of our favourite local ways to leave small eco footprints.

Here at Smallworks, we don’t just talk about sustainability – we believe in it, and incorporate it into everything we do. It’s why we recently signed up with car2go, a smart car sharing service in Vancouver. In the same way that our laneway houses offer sustainable solutions to affordable housing in Vancouver, car2go’s compact vehicles offer a smart, energy-efficient way to limit your ecological footprint while still letting you drive to where you need to get to in the city.

We love their “use it any time, park it anywhere policy” for its simplicity. How it works is, you use your smart phone to locate a free vehicle in your area, activate it with your membership card, get in and drive it where you want to go for as long as you want, and then park it anywhere in the car2go vicinity when you are done. It’s a great way to ensure that you don’t have to drive any more than you need to, and pay only for the time you use.

As Smallworks owner Jake Fry reveals, “We found car2go to be an extremely efficient and cost effective system. We often need to get around town and there is an argument that it (for us) might be as expensive as owning a car. However, we feel it is better to share this car with others than incur the cost of  buying a car and the inherent cost to the environment of making one more car, which like all cars will spent a good deal of its life just parked.”

We want to give you the chance to try out car2go’s smart car sharing service for yourself. From now until April 6, you can enter to win 500 FREE driving minutes plus a registration with car2go. And every friend you share our contest with who also enters will earn you two extra entries, so you’ll want to tell all your friends. With over eight hours of anytime driving minutes, you can run a few errands AND treat yourself to a nice day trip.

If you’re a fan of sustainable, affordable Vancouver housing, then sustainable car sharing will be right up your alley. Click our sweepstakes URL to get started.

Good luck!

By | 2016-11-15T09:05:57+00:00 April 4th, 2012|How to Live Green While You Live Small|

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