Rhodes University staff and students are encouraged to share transport where practicable. You may want a lift to work, or to fill empty seats in your vehicle, or simply need to get from one place to another. Benefits include spending less money on travel, reduced congestion on our roads, and a much cleaner environment.
Let's travel wise - here is a set of great ideas: http://www.google.com/green/efficiency/oncampus/#commuting
Get involved in the ACTION:
Rhodes University transport service for students travelling by air or bus, arriving in Port Elizabeth: Transport
Country-wide travel options - use these online links to connect with people travelling in the same direction (listed in alphabetical order):
More about carbon emissions and cars
Carbon emissions: According to the Green Car Guide (UK), the average new car (e.g. VW Golf 1.6, Mini Cooper Convertible, Volvo C30, and Mercedes Benz CLC) emits 182g of carbon per kilometre. At the other end of the spectrum, a Hummer H2 may emit as much as 412g/km. Carpooling has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by one third - according to Bainbridge, who initiated Car Share SA. Carpooling is considered to be one of the easiest way to reduce CO2 emissions from cars, globally.
Go to the Rhodes University ENVIRONMENT front page. Suggestions/Questions? Contact environment(at)ru.ac.za