How green are you? How green is your car?
Find out at the People's Eco-Rally on Saturday 21st June
Keen to know more about how green your car is – and how green it could be? Are you already a part of the ‘green' transport revolution and want to compare your lifestyle with others? Join RevolveTM on the weekend of the summer solstice and find out what eco-pioneers are already doing and how you can cut your car's carbon emissions now without costing the earth.
Inspired by World Environment Day and a key event in the Love London, Love Your Planet festival, Revolve is challenging eco-motorists to prove they are really kicking the carbon habit. As a sequel to their inaugural event last year, Revolve is inviting members of the public to drive from Brighton to London in the greenest way they can – creating the UK's first People's Eco-Rally.
Last year Revolve showcased the most exciting green vehicles on the market today and what to look forward to in the future. This year the eco-rally is all about the people – bringing like-minded people together to champion individual initiative. With an emphasis on personal stories, the event will offer a tangible demonstration of what we can all do right now to 'kick the carbon habit' – even if you can't afford one of the new cars on display. This event is in part a response to all the enthusiastic individuals who contacted Revolve prior to the inauguralRevolve Eco-Rally 05.06.07 in the hope of entering their own green cars.
You don't have to be a driver to take part in the event. Revolve has teamed up with isanyonegoingto.com to demonstrate the positive impact of car-sharing. Members of the popular lift-sharing site will be able to organise lifts with the eco-rally drivers and catch a ride to any suitable point en route. Members from all the major British car-sharing clubs have also been invited to take part.
As a showcase for Love London's‘Better Journeys' theme the eco-rally will culminate in a celebration at Clapham Common with opportunities for passing motorists to get a free VOSA emissions test and for the public to ask questions to those taking part in the eco-rally and the green experts from Revolve, The Institution of MechanicalEngineers andThe Energy Institute. There will be prizes1 for the greenest driver and vehicle, and the EarthMan (artist Dion Laurent) will be joining the convoy and performing at each stop-off point.
A large proportion of people are aware that cars pollute, but may not know how to take the first step towards more environmentally-friendly driving. Ongoing support and information will be available through Revolve's new green-driving portal and online social network. The eco-rally drivers - including well-known faces from Revolve 05.06.07 - will be publishing their stories on the website and commenting on green-driving technology. If you are keen to be part of the movement towards zero emissions transport sign up at www.eco-rally.org and share your knowledge with others.