In common with universities around the world, the UK’s higher education sector is showing its commitment to cutting carbon emissions, writes Andy Weltch.
Among the latest initiatives to reach our notice is the University Of Warwick adding Liftango’s climate-positive carpooling services to its sustainable transport initiatives.
Part of Liftango’s commitment to sustainability includes offsetting all carbon emissions from every carpool trip.
The initiative aims to improve access to shared transport, giving staff and students a sustainable way to travel to and from campus.
Parvez Islam, University of Warwick’s Director of Environmental Sustainability, said: “The partnership between the University of Warwick and Liftango allows staff and students to use a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of getting around. It also enables the University to reduce the number of cars on-site, utilise its parking more efficiently and quantify the environmental impact.”
Carpool requests get matched in real-time, which means no more waiting around for a match, and the service is free for all users.
Carpoolers can make private requests to friends directly,and they get guaranteed parking.
The University of Warwick joins a global network of carpool partners, including Tesla, Unilever and the University of British Columbia.
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