CSU, Chico Zipcar Launches in Line with Climate Summit

Date: 09-22-2009

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Trevor Prater
Institute for Sustainable Development

While world leaders gather in New York to discuss the many issues concerning our earth’s climate, California State University, Chico is launching a revolutionary solution to the many vehicles that congest the Chico community.

Zipcar, a national car-sharing service, is launching its CSU, Chico location from noon to 3 p.m. today. The band, Brass Hysteria, brought to you by AS Presents, will be playing at noon, followed at 1:00 p.m. by special guest speakers from the University, Chico City Council and Butte County.

Statistically, every Zipcar replaces 10-15 personal cars that would be on the road otherwise. Zipcars are currently on display outside the Student Services Center, and a team of Zipcar representatives is on hand to answer any questions future Zipcar users might have. With a network of over 7,000 Zipcars in the United States and United Kingdom, Zipcar is the world’s largest car-sharing network.