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SpaceShare Carpooling & Green Logistics July Newsletter
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July Newsletter

Thank you Harmony Team!

A big thank you to Arthur, Cruz, Moon, Julie, Yogi and Hollie for volunteering at the Harmony Festival!

Upcoming Festivals, Volunteers Needed (August, CA)

Within 4 hours of San Francisco

SolFest in Hopland Aug 16-17. Yet again sponsored by Columbia Gorge! Volunteers will be needed: it's a great event for new volunteers who want to learn the ropes of running SpaceShare's booth, so you can take the helm as a lead volunteer next year.

Volunteers: Ticket Give-Away Winners
Galit and Arthur have been a huge help at Whole Earth and Harmony, and won SpaceShare's free tickets to the California WorldFest July 17-20! We'll be continuing to look for freebies and giveaways to reward volunteers.

Explore our Volunteer Roles.

Internships Update: Greening Guide Coming Together

July Volunteer Request:
Artists and Designers

Our main volunteer wish for July is simple: a couple of artists to step forward and tackle small, clear pieces of the Green Event Guide's design. Can you help with colors, design elements, or sketch some new icons? Design the front page or the navigation buttons?

The Greening Guide is still our big news. Laura, a volunteer last year, has started an internship aiming to complete the Greening Guide for event planners and travelers. We'd really love some artistic folks to step forward and help us create a front page and other imagery to spread greening among the festival crowd! A Jefferson Quote
for July 4th

"If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest."
--Thomas Jefferson, letter, July 28, 1791

Green Tip: Peaceful Driving

It's summer -- if you must drive, experiment with slowing down a bit, and you can save a lot of gas:
  • Park in the first spot you find.
  • Avoid stop-and-start driving and fast accelerations: tailgating and keeping your foot on the gas pedal when approaching a stop sign or red light. Accelerating slowly is much more efficient.
  • Slow down on the highway. 10mph slower gives you about four more miles with every gallon. This one tip alone is probably worth an oil war avoided.
More green car tips at the Greening Guide -- join us, volunteers needed!

Last Thoughts on $4 Gasoline

America has been set on learning our lessons about The End of Suburbia the hard way. Among the doom and gloom, it's interesting to watch even the mainstream media catch on that local, rooted communities that aren't wrapped up in speed and consumption are in many ways better places to live: Time magazine's 10 Things You Can Like About $4 Gas predicts about 12,000 less deaths from pollution and driving accidents, outsourced jobs coming back to the US, and maybe even shorter work weeks. And living without a car is getting a bit easier, as drivers look for passengers willing to pitch in for gas.

Breathe & Create,

6420 Colby St.
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 520-6175 (Stephen)

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