14th of September until the 10th of October
The tenth edition of the sustainable initiative Low Car Diet started officially on the tenth of September. Almost 3000 employees in 18 companies excepted the challenge to leave the car at home and to pick a more sustainable way of transport for a month. Together, we saved 51 tons of CO2 in just one month time. This equals a reduction of 39%. And of course, next year we want to do this again, but even bigger and better.
If your company is participating, during the period of the 24th of August until the 11th of September 2020 an activation team will visit your company. They will try to register as many people as possible. Then, on the 14th of September the Low Car Diet will start. For the next four weeks everyone will try to travel as sustainable as possible. On the 10th of October, the Day of Sustainability, the measurements will be stopped and it is up to us to make the calculations. And then, on the 15th of October 2020, a closing event will be organised. During this day the winners will be announced and they will receive their prices.
If your company registers and pays before the 16th of December 2019 they will pay the Early bird rates: for €5000,- up to 500 employees will receive access to the Fynch app, that will register all the trips*. One activation team will visit your location, trying to reach as many people as possible. And on top of that, an invitation for two people to join the Closing Dinner will be send.
So, last year the participants saved over 51 tons of CO2. This year the goal will be to double this number, saving a 100 tons of CO2. Will you join us and help to reach this goal?
* When there are more than 500 participants within your company, there will be an extra fee of €10,- per person ** An extra activation team will kost €500,- ex. BTW.
The objective of Low Car Diet is to instil sustainable travel habits. Therefore, we would like to encourage you and your colleagues to travel by a different mode of transport during the competition. That’s how you will discover what your ideal travel behaviour is.
Would you like to learn more about the Low Car Diet and would you like to know what the next steps are once you have registered as a participant for the upcoming edition? Find out by clicking on the buttons below.
accepted the challenge to travel differently and experienced along with their employees that mobility can be cleaner, cheaper and healthier.
enthusiastically participated in the Low Car Diet and travelled as sustainable as possible for 30 days.
Participants drive approximately 40% fewer kilometres during the Low Car Diet. This results in fewer parking problems, lower costs, reduced CO2 emissions, and healthier employees.
Companies reduce their CO2 emissions by 40-50% on average by using cleaner and different modes of transport and by travelling less.
During the Low Car Diet, participants spend 20-30% less on travel due to lower fuel usage and fewer private car expense claims.
Vitality increases during the Low Car Diet due to cycling and walking more. Depending on the weather, participants are cycling twice as often as before.
Artikel in Metro 'Minder CO2-uitstoot? Ga op autodieet': read here (Dutch)
Article Telegraaf 'Different travel behaviour reduces traffic': read here (Dutch)
Radio 1 interview with Stientje van Veldhoven about the Low Car Diet: listen here (Dutch)
Dutch Central Planning Office (CPB) report on long-term effects of LCD: read here (Dutch)
Artikel in Dagblad van het Noorden ''Autodieet' scheelt tonnen aan CO2-uitstoot': read here (Dutch)
Artikel in Leeuwarder Courant ''Autodieet' scheelt tonnen aan CO2-uitstoot': read here (Dutch)
Artikel in RTV Utrecht 'Medewerkers UU laten auto vaakst staan en winnen duurzaamheidswedstrijd': read here (Dutch)
We happily work together with (sustainable) suppliers, interested municipalities, government and organizations.
Please contact us if you have any questions, remarks or want to register.
Low Car Diet
Stichting De Reisbeweging
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