eGo & Scraps Bicycle Composting in Denver

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As an eGo CarShare member, you already choose to live a more sustainable urban existence. Yay carsharing! Want another way to be sustainable in Denver by being a food and soil regenerator?!

Check out our friends at Scraps, a company that uses only bikes and trikes – or its eGo business membership if the weather is too dangerous for pedaling – to run its business. And since Scraps is in the composting business, that means it’s not only committed to reducing its carbon footprint on the roads, but also to keeping “waste” out of the landfill and instead turning it into soil-nurturing, food-growing, carbon-capturing compost.

Scraps has been working here in Denver since last summer, and has already collected more than 50,000 pounds of compostable material and pedaled more than 2,000 miles around and around the city! We’re proud to have Scraps as a customer and partner.

If you’re an eGo member and Scraps is in your neighborhood, up your sustainability game and start composting with Scraps! Let them know you’re an eGo member when you join, and they’ll waive your signup fee! Sign up at ScrapsMileHigh.com.

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Occasional Car Sells to Enterprise

Today it was announced that Occasional Car was bought by Enterprise Holdings. This leaves eGo CarShare as the sole local carshare provider in the Denver – Boulder metro area. It has been exciting to see the continued growth of carsharing as a segment of our transportation system in the Denver region and eGo CarShare is proud to be the first in the region to offer this service.

eGo began over 13 years ago, in Boulder, as a grassroots effort to reduce our carbon footprint, while offering an alternative to personal car ownership. With the assumption that if you have a car parked in your driveway, you will drive it, eGo CarShare pioneered carsharing in Colorado as a means to provide access to transportation while encouraging walking, biking or transit first.

In 2009, eGo accelerated its growth by launching in Denver around the same time  as Occasional Car. eGo CarShare and Occasional Car were the sole carshare providers in Denver until 2012 when Enterprise CarShare (previously branded as WeCar) came to the University of Denver campus. During the summer of 2013 other international short-term car rental companies including Zipcar (Avis), car2go and Hertz 24/7 (formerly Hertz On Demand), all came to the Denver market when Denver Public Works approved an on-street parking permit program.

As our transportation system expands and options diversify, eGo CarShare will continue to fulfill our mission to provide and promote alternatives to personal car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use. We are committed to remaining an independent local organization and to providing the lowest carsharing rates possible.

eGo CarShare is the only carshare provider in the Denver-Boulder metro area that has agreed to follow the CarSharing Association’s Code of Ethics. The CarSharing Association works to maximize the environmental and social impact of the carsharing industry. Member-organizations are committed to providing sustainable, transit-oriented urban mobility for the benefit of the communities that they serve.

eGo CarShare is also a proud member of the Mile High Business Alliance. We recognize and appreciate the interest many Denver residents have in supporting our local economy and businesses.

Thank you for sharing with us!

– eGo CarShare

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