CSU, Chico Zipcar Launches in Line with Climate Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 09-22-2009

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
530-898-4260
Trevor Prater
Institute for Sustainable Development
(530)864-0536
Tprater21@gmail.com

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.

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