Friday, May 30, 2008

Drive Nowhere Day

from a message I just got - wish I'd gotten it yesterday to post it sooner....

Happy Drive Nowhere Day! Today thousands of us are leaving our cars at home in favor of walking, biking, or taking public transit - and it's not too late to take part.

Today also marks that day when we have consumed as much oil as we will produce domestically for all of 2008 - it's our oil Dependence Day, and this year we're marking it by not using our cars. So if you haven't taken the pledge to drive nowhere today, please do so by clicking here. If you have, then please help out by forwarding this message to five of your friends, and ask them to take part.

Driving nowhere today will help send a strong message to our elected officials that one simple solution to our dependence on oil is public transit.

Hopefully, it will also show thousands of people how easy public transit can be, and Drive Nowhere Day will become drive nowhere month, year, and life.

Are you running an errand later that's only a few blocks away? Take a walk. Going a little further? Take the bike or check out your local public transit system. Got no bike? Pay a visit to your local bike shop, take a test ride, and buy one. It's a great way to get around. Happy Friday!

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