That’s right – September 22nd is World Car Free Day! I want YOU to PARTICIPATE!
Yes – I do – but I’m a realist and understand that we live in a culture where our lives are organized, formed and driven by the automobile. Tomorrow is your chance to think about it. To open your eyes in your life and say “How can I use my car less!” I am sure there are some tree hugging hippies that want us all to abandon our cars and go back to how it was in the early 1800’s. Well, that aint gonna happen tomorrow, I can promise you that – so I’m personally throwing out the challenge to anybody who HAPPENS upon my blog to do everything in your power to do at least one thing you would normally do WITH your car – without your car!
Examples might include – but are not limited to:
- Riding your bike to work
- Walking to the gym
- Walking to the grocery store
- Riding the bus
Think – where can I change MY life to use even 1/2 a gallon less gas?
I will NOT be car free tomorrow – but I will use my car less. I’ve already made arrangements for Sarah to get the kids after work. I will drive to drop Derek off then go back to my house. His camp is not at a good location to ride – which I am regretful about. I will then ride my bicycle to work – and ride home after work. Not car – free – not all that much different than any other day I commute by bike, but I’ve been working for almost 30 weeks on this!
Maybe you can get a ride with your spouse, your neighbor, your friend? Maybe you could work from home? Maybe you could use public transportation?
This is a very fine earth! We need to try to keep it that way! http://www.endofworld.net shows you what happens if we don’t take care of our business! (PS. That is rated R for language, violence and oddity – watch at your own risk) World Car Free day is Rated G – Everybody is welcome to play!