Cityhop made a submission to the ARC last week on trying to get on road car share spaces into the parking strategy. We presented photos of many large American cities whose car share spots are on street to show what a crtiical part of any mass transit scheme car share was. We also pointed out that car share is the cold turkey answer to giving up your car! You can still use a car when you need one.
In doing our research we found that there are some great books out there that spread the word on what car share is and how it works. Like this book, Ecokids: Raising children who care for the Earth by Dan Chiras.
Here’s a great book for parents to help foster a love of nature and to explain the importance environmental protection, and promote environmental values and inspire action — actions that will last a lifetime. Each chapter includes an inspiring case study of a child who’s making a difference, short pieces that highlight serious problems such as global warming, along with positive solutions that can be read aloud to children, and activities for children.
We liked the chapter on Affluenza! It has a great section on the benefits of car sharing.
We support the view that if we encourage children to conserve and preserve they will take these habits into adulthood. Then the world will have more eco-warriers. Children are a good place to start in teaching that we consume too much and we probably don’t need to. Awareness is the first step in a change of habit.