Zipcar by a green
Zipcar by a green

One positive change for 2022

 

If there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that 2021 brought a lot of change for us all. Learning to live our lives again during an ongoing pandemic, navigating social changes and a climate conference to top it all off! A New Year can sometimes be overwhelming, so we've put together simple positive changes you can make, not only yourself, but for the planet too. Read on for some ideas.

 

 

 

Switch away from private vehicle ownership

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Switch away from private vehicle ownership

It may seem like a big step, but switching away from a privately owned car might be an easier New Year change than you think. Have you tried exploring all the local public transport options, such a bus routes or even your closest public bicycle hire schemes? For those moments when you really need a car, joining a car sharing club such as Zipcar offers the perfect solution, allowing you to use a car only as and when necessary. Our Sustainability Report shares some facts on car sharing progress, and outlines Zipcar's mission to be fully electric by 2025.

Start volunteering

Planting a tree

Start volunteering

Volunteering can be as beneficial for us as it is for those you choose to give your time to. There are a vast amount of organisations you can choose to help, be it the more established charities or local community projects. Read our blog to discover some Green Community Initiatives you can get involved with this year.

Make time for Nature

Richmond park

Make time for Nature

Did you discover a new-found appreciation for the great outdoors over the last two years? Why not make it a lasting habit, or have your first taste of it! There is nothing like a park or countryside walk no matter the season, so kick 2022 off by committing to discovering a new outdoor space at least once a month. We'll get you started with our best Winter walks in London.

Turn your passion into a Business

Woman with a camera

Turn your passion into a Business

Have you got a crafty hobby on the go, or perhaps your photography skills always get compliments from your friends. Start 2022 with a bang and turn that hobby or skill in to a business, and yes - this is definitely a sign! We've put together some hints and tips to get you set up.

 

 

Change your shopping habits

Browsing a flea market

Change your shopping habits

Maybe you're not ready to commit to buying no items of clothing this year, or you want to try buying second hand? We all know that cutting down on our buying habits can't hurt, so why not try only shopping second hand, you'd be surprised by the amount of options available to you. Try and find the best Flea Markets in London, or scout out some Second Hand gems near London... the possibilities are endless.

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