Real sweeping change will only come
about through individual action. Just stop driving and actively encourage
others to do the same. Time is running out--that is, if there's even time
left to reverse or minimize the effect of largely automobile-induced global
warming. What are you waiting for, more proof?
Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy
Seattle Bike Shops
Are You on the
Bus System rocks! Request
Bike Commuting -
Request the excellent free
Bike Map online.
Magazine, action ideas, downloads!
Carfree email list (general worldwide) -
Carfree Times: (E-newsletter) -
Car-Free Timeline -
A brief history of the future...
Do you really need to own a car? -
Feet First (pedestrian advocacy group)
Go byBicycle -
Bike advocacy in Portland features some printable
United Nations Car Free Days Program -
Ted White, filmmaker
Seminal bike advocacy films include "Return of the Scorcher" and "We
Car-Free Days Around
Car-Free Day 2002 -
Gas Boycott for Peace
Car-free News Portal (in development)
Seattle Strategic Planning Office -
Car Smart Communities Program:
Car Smart Communities encourages neighborhood projects which will help us
use our cars less often for errands and other personal and family trips.
Car Free Seattle -
World Car Free Day 2000 -
Great ideas from last year's event. (This year's World Car Free Day
is September 20.)
LESS TRAFFIC! -
Street reclamation in a suitcase! Brilliant!
Portland Intersection Repair -
An example of street painting which Car-free
Fremont hopes to replicate in Seattle.There's more to intersections than
waiting for the light to change.
The SUV Ticket -
This humorous ticket details the problems with
SUVs. Stick it to them!
"I'm Changing the Climate!" -
Guerilla bumper sticker that lets SUV drivers tell the truth about their
Wit and Wisdom
Asphalt Nation -
Book by Jane Holtz Kay is subtitled: How the Automobile Took Over
America and How We Can Take It Back. Get it?
Carfree Living in Perspective by Karen Sandness:
The Truth About Cars
Secret Life of AAA
"New Car" Smell Is
Mass Transit Could Reduce
Oil Dependency 40%
An independent study shows the car pollution solution is closer
than we thought...
An Alternative to AAA
The better world club offers rates and benefits that are competitive
with AAA's, yet come without the anti-environmental lobbying. In fact, like
Working Assets Long Distance, Better World Club donates 1% of all revenues
towards environmental cleanup efforts nationwide. Better World supports sound
policies like mass transit funding and the Clean Air Act.
How the North is Getting
"In fact, the warming has been so
significant that the Arctic ice, which for thousands of years acted like
a thick insulating tuque keeping the entire planet on climatic course, has
begun to shrink -- alarmingly...." Global warming is a reality. Is
it too late to reverse the process?
Esso [Exxon] - click here for
of fun watching GW "follow his nose"
Arianna Huffington used to drive a Lincoln Navigator,
until she saw the light. She's now on a crusade to turn the tide. Her website
offers frequent skewering of SUV culture. She's also spearheading
a campaign which creates and places TV ads about the connection between gas
guzzlers and terrorism. It is heartening to see someone with her visibility
and influence daring to buck the trend.
A well-written book review enumerates the problems with SUVs:
What is wrong with this picture? Tax breaks for SUV buyers!?
What Would Jesus Drive? Religious groups advocate conservation!