10th May 2012 – Often lack of convenience or ease of use is cited as the reason people are unwilling to adapt to a greener lifestyle. Carpooling.co.uk are continuing to reduce the obstacles to easily find someone suitable to carpool with as they release their new iPhone app.
The app boasts new features including a booking system allowing users to see how many seats are still available and with a few clicks, the option to book a seat in the vehicle. There is also the additional option for people who chose, to use the booking system to now request and make payment for their trip through Paypal. This gives users the added security of knowing their payment is secure and reliable. Users also have greater access to additional information such as user ratings and profile pictures through the app.
The app allows full access to the 650,000 carpools available in the www.carpooling.co.uk network and includes the new booking and online payment system providing added transparency and reliability in arranging carpools. Using the iPhone app allows people to organize alternative, sustainable transport spontaneously, on-the-go. “In the past, finding suitable people to carpool with has been a challenge but our iPhone app allows people to access available carpools while on the move,” says Markus Barnikel, CEO of carpooling.com. “In terms of car sharing, we are noticing that more and more people are using our smartphone apps to book their trips because of the convenience and ease of use. Our iPhone and Android apps have been downloaded almost 400,000 times. People are clearly more mobile today than ever before and are increasingly demanding travel options that are convenient, affordable and sustainable.” Continue reading
A fantastic infographic from carpooling.com that breaks down the demographic profile of who is carpooling. Continue reading
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With sales expected to reach over 30 million units in 2012, electric bicycles are the world’s best-selling electric vehicles. Rapidly accelerating urbanization, the increasing need for low-cost transportation in developing markets, and expanding opportunities for new market entrants are all helping to drive e-bicycle sales. Despite significant business challenges outside the Asia Pacific region, the market for electric bicycles is expected to grow strongly over the next several years. According to a new report from Pike Research, the worldwide market for e-bicycles will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% between 2012 and 2018, resulting in global sales of more than 47 million vehicles in 2018. China is anticipated to account for 42 million of these e-bicycles that year, giving it 89% of the total world market. The e-bicycle market is anticipated to generate $6.9 billion in worldwide revenue in 2012, growing to $11.9 billion in 2018.
Under a more aggressive forecast scenario, worldwide e-bicycle sales could reach 51 million units and $13.2 billion revenue in 2018, the cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts. Continue reading
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(3BL Media) Toronto, ON – March 22, 2012 – In mid-April, Porter Airlines plans to use one of its Bombardier Q400turboprop airliners to conduct the first biofuel-powered revenue flight in Canada. On February 9, 2012, in preparation for Porter’s upcoming flight, a Bombardier Q400 turboprop test aircraft became the first aircraft in Canada to fly on the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D7566 bio-derived jet fuel, which was recently certified.
“We are timing our biofuel-powered flight close to Earth Day to emphasize the contribution that biofuels are expected to make in helping the aviation industry meet its targeted reduction in emissions,” said Robert Deluce, President and Chief Executive Officer, Porter Airlines. “Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft are already among the ‘greenest’ aircraft in the world and the use of biofuel will make the aircraft even more environmentally conscious.”
Porter’s biofuel-powered revenue flight will utilize a 50/50 blend of biofuel with Jet A1 fuel. The biofuel portion is derived from the oilseed crop, Camelina sativa* (49 per cent) and Brassica carinata* (one per cent). Continue reading
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Tulsa, OK – March 19, 2012 – Parisleaf Printing and Design recently completed the CurrentState™ Sustainability Audit and received Platinum Certification – the highest certification level available.
The Client’s Challenge
Parisleaf is a Printing and Design company located in Gainesville, Florida. Parisleaf provides a variety of services which include printing, branding packages, web and logo design.
Parisleaf’s largest challenge is that traditional print related goods and services can have a significant negative impact on the environment. Negative impacts occur at all stages of the paper life cycle - the harvesting of trees, the processing of wood fiber into pulp and the disposal of paper products at the end of their useful life.
However, Parisleaf has overcome these challenges. They offer carbon negative printing and web solutions to its clients. Parisleaf is able to achieve this because of their innovative green practices and the steps they take to mitigate their effect on the environment. Continue reading
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BRANTFORD, ON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Company Recognized for Holistic Approach to Sustainability and Legacy of Environmental Leadership in Canada
SC Johnson Canada announced today that it has received Walmart Canada’s second-annual Vendor Sustainability Award, which recognizes a company’s overall sustainability progress and effort in helping Walmart sell products that sustain both people and the environment. SC Johnson was one of 80 companies considered for the honour.
“We’ve placed a priority on environmental initiatives for decades and are fully committed to our holistic approach, which includes making products that are better for people and the planet. For SC Johnson, it’s about doing the right thing,” said Ana Dominguez, President and General Manager, SC Johnson Canada. “We’re thrilled to be acknowledged for our decades of leadership by such an important customer who shares our common interest in sustainability.” Continue reading
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