General News · 21st May 2013
The Island CarShare Cooperative, is a (non-profit) community service co-op incorporated in March 2013 to serve Cortes Island, B.C. As a local member-owned cooperative Island CarShare is governed by its members and a Board of Directors.
The vision of the ICC is to encourage transportation sharing by fostering shared ownership of cars, vans, trucks & bicycles. The main purpose of the co-op is to reduce the number of cars on the road and ferry resulting in reduced GHG emissions as well as reducing the negative economic (i.e. owning, maintaining) and environmental (i.e. air pollution, resource/energy consumption, traffic congestion and inefficient land use) impacts of personal transportation.
Currently the Island Carshare Co-op is in the early stages of planning for membership drive and will hold our first AGM this June. We hope to have one vehicle available soon. The future of where, how many and what type will be decided by those joining the membership. Come out June 9 and share why, how, costs, future, etc...