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Care about the Environment? Then you will be happy with Lyft...

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droneydan
49 Rider
 Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Lyft's newest inititiative is to make ALL their rides carbon neutral. Lyft is buying millions of dollars worth of Carbon Credits to offset their carbon emissions. They are doing this through a climate consultant named 3Degrees.

https://www.curbed.com/2018/4/24/17258264/lyft-carbon-neutral-emissions-electric-car

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    HemiDodge
    360
     1 year ago

    Lyft is getting desperate to keep the image of being "more friendly than Uber."  Taking a beating recently. 

    People are starting to realize they're all the same. 

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    jcgreen79
    170 Rider
     1 year ago

    I like this author  thorough and questions it. 

    "But carbon offsets don’t erase externalities like vehicular congestion or particulate pollution, and various studies have revealed that ride-hailing is actually increasing vehicle-miles traveled in cities. So Lyft's cars—your ride—will still be sitting in traffic, producing all sorts of localized negative impacts like longer commute times and worsened air quality."

    “Instead of $100 million or whatever Lyft is spending, I’d rather see them take that money to provide incentives for their drivers to purchase or access EVs, and just drive those,” says Weiland. In fact, RMI’s own research shows how TNC drivers that switch to electric vehicles will save gas and maintenance costs up front, and even more money due to the car’s efficiency over time

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    eForceX77
    110
     1 year ago

    When I saw the headline, even before I read about their initiative, all I could think was, "are they going all electric?"

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      B-girlAnderson11
      83
       1 year ago

      All I could think was, "are they going all AV?"

      not sure if that'll help emissions though 

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    actingfool
    76
     1 year ago

    IMO this is a cop out. You can't buy sustainability!

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    GarretCarrot
    36 Rider
     1 year ago

    That is cool, good on lyft.

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    bettyvanwhy
    176 Rider
     1 year ago

    wow! How do they have funding for this?  I thought they were losing money?