About GO2 Carshare

The GO2 Carshare Cooperative aims to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the Bulkley Valley.

Personal transportation (cars, trucks, and SUV's) accounts for 35% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Bulkley Valley, and residents who are interested in reducing their GHG gas emissions are encouraged to join the car share cooperative. By cooperatively owning a vehicle, co-op members have the convenience of using a vehicle without the associated costs of maintenance, repairs, insurance and fuel, and have the satisfaction of knowing that the emissions from the vehicle will be countered through the purchase of carbon offsets.

Car sharing organizations (CSOs) owe their popularity to the convenience and financial benefits they offer to households needing only occasional access to a first or second vehicle, as well as to the multiple environmental and community benefits they provide.

Car shares offer flexible access to a vehicle for people who:

  • are concerned about the environmental impacts of vehicles and are actively seeking ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and ecological footprint;
  • would like to save a significant portion of the $10,700 it costs the average household to own and operate a vehicle each year (figure taken from CAA’s “Driving Costs”, 2009);
  • occasionally need different types of vehicles for different types of tasks; and
  • embrace the spirit of co-ownership.

Unlike car rental agencies, the cooperative structure of car sharing allows members to become part owners of a multipurpose fleet of vehicles that they can reserve and use on an as-needed basis. The system provides the benefits of private vehicle ownership while diffusing ownership costs and maintenance tasks. Combined with other sustainable transportation modes – biking, taking the bus and car-pooling – car shares add to a range of possibilities, enabling members to choose the optimal form of transportation for a given situation.

Want to learn more?

Give us a call at (250) 877-6030 or email GO2.

Want to get involved?

We are currently recruiting board members and volunteers. Get in touch with GO2 to sign-up or if you have any questions. Or, come visit us at the One Sky office at 3768 2nd Avenue, Smithers.

This project received funding from Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program.
GO2 also acknowledges the support of One Sky - Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living, enterprising non-profits (enp), Vancity Community Foundation, and the Bulkley Valley Research Centre.

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Announcements »

GO2 Carshare now has a truck!

posted 11/08/2010

GO2 Carshare is proud to announce it has added a used truck to its fleet.


GO2 Carshare wins!

posted 10/25/2010

The GO2 Carshare Cooperative is proud to announce it has won "Environmental Business of the Year".


"On a personal level, the more efficient you can be with your own vehicle, the better. Do you have a full car load of people? Are we driving our car for a one kilometer trip to the store when we could be walking or biking? Those kinds of actions collectively do have a big impact." - Dr. Michael Brauer, School of Environmental Health, UBC