community involvementBeing a Zipster isn't just about sharing cars. Our members inspire us to reach out into the community and make a difference. We're proud to be working with organizations that are setting examples around the globe.
Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation
Zipcar helps keep the Coast to Coast team moving as they work to achieve their goal of making a difference in the lives of kids living with-and beyond-cancer. As Canada's only national charity devoted to fighting childhood cancer, Coast To Coast Against Cancer raises funds through memorable events that encourage healthy lifestyles – from cycling rides to team-building activities. Funds raised go toward improving the survival rate and quality of life of children (and families) impacted by cancer. Children across the country benefit from the generous support of Coast To Coast's sponsors, participants, donors and volunteers. Want to be one of them? Join and Ride, Volunteer or Donate.
Trees Ontario - Another way to lessen your environmental footprint
Zipcar members can fund the planting of 12 trees annually across the Province of Ontario for just $2.50 per month for one year. Planting 12 trees will absorb approximately 156 pounds of carbon from the atmosphere - helping Zipcar members to lessen their already shrinking environmental footprint. A tax receipt will be issued to each participant in the amount of $30 (12 X $2.50) after the final donation has been made. Founded in 1994, Trees Ontario is the largest tree-planting partnership in North America, planting roughly 3 million trees each year in Ontario. In 2007, the Ontario government made a commitment to plant 50 million trees in support of the United Nations' Billion Tree Campaign, designating Trees Ontario as the agency to fulfill this mandate. For more information on how you can join Trees Ontario in having a positive impact on Climate Change issues through tree planting visit treesontario.ca.