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

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 Posted 5 years, 7 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.



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     5 years 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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    174 Rider
     5 years 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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     5 years 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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       5 years ago

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

      not sure if that'll help emissions though 

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     5 years ago

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

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    36 Rider
     5 years ago

    That is cool, good on lyft.

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    188 Rider
     5 years ago

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