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New 'drive on demand' car club has launched... could it work for you?
Green Revolutions pay-as-you-go car and cycle club
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Green Revolutions starting up soon in Stirchley

We have our first car! For when you want to transport your family, or your shopping, or for longer trips, Green Revolutions have a car for you! We welcome families, so you can move your children – and their stuff – without hassle or expense. We can even provide baby/child seats.
Our first car is a Volkswagen Passat Estate, “Katie”, with plenty of space inside and an efficient Start-Stop engine.
Katie will cost about £5 per hour (works out at 8.5p per minute). You will be able to book her in advance and you won’t have to go looking for her. You’ll be able to keep your car with you for the return journey! If it makes things easier, we can drop her off at your home.
Watch this space for details of how and when you can start driving with a Green conscience.  www.green-revolutions.org

New 2-seater car club launches in Brum

Over 100 Smartfortwo cars have popped up across Birmingham yesterday for the launch of the Car2go ‘drive on demand’ car club.
You don’t book a car, you go online on your PC or smartphone to find your nearest car, unlock it with your members card, and your booking begins!
Use for short, one-way trips within the ‘home area’, for 1 or 2 people, without much luggage. Costs £29.90 to register (free during May). www.birmingham.car2go.com
Car use costs 35p per minute (£14.90 per hour).
What do you think? Would you use it? email sandra@green-revolutions.org

Our new postcards

Look out for Green Revolutions postcards around Stirchley! (pictured below) Some eye-catching images, with some of the benefits of being in our car club on the reverse. There are four designs: can you spot them all?
If you can put a pile of postcards where you work / shop / learn / worship, please email sandra@green-revolutions.org
Walk to Work Week starts Monday
Get your workplace walking! Resources and support at www.livingstreets.org.uk
Volunteer to inspire others to be more active
Join the growing brigade of Active Travel Champions! Trained and supported by Sustrans, you will encourage people in your area to walk and cycle more. Next inductions are: Tuesday 21 May 10-12.30 and Thurs 13 June 4-6.30pm. More details from Lisa on: 0121 633 5517 or email: lisa.hartley@sustrans.org.uk
photo: Sandra Green

About me

Hello! I am setting up Green Revolutions with the help of four other Directors. A couple of years ago, I heard about car clubs and wanted to join one... but there wasn't one here in Stirchley. Last year I decided to leave my council job of 20 years and start one up myself. Over the past 12 months, I've learned about running a business and done loads of research into car clubs, cars, and Stirchley. I know that there are a lot of us out there (who want to give up a car and join a car club) and can't wait to get things started!  Sandra Green
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