On July 1 2017, 9 am at Angelers Boat Ramp, 75 Dallas Road, Victoria, Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington will be dipping the wheels of their all- electric Chevrolet Bolt in the Pacific waters as they launch a low impact road trip across Canada visiting communities along the way to promote Zero Waste and zero emission transportation. Mayor Lisa Helps will be in attendance to see the couple off on their road trip.
The couple intend to drive from Victoria to Quidi Vidi Newfoundland in their new Bolt as they have a road trip with a purpose. As two of the directors of Zero Waste Canada, a national non-profit organization promoting Zero Waste in Canada and around the globe, the duo decided on a low impact road trip as a means of promoting sustainable transportation and Zero Waste lifestyle choices in a fun innovative way.
This is the perfect location to launch Bolt Across Canada. Victoria is a vibrant community adopting more sustainable lifestyle choices. There are over one hundred electric vehicle charging stations located in the Capital Region District and more and more residents are switching to electric vehicles. The local electric vehicle associations provide a welcoming and supportive network for those thinking about low emissions driving. There is a growing community of individuals and businesses creating Zero Waste lifestyles and solutions,” says Barbara Hetherington.
Buddy Boyd added, “Simple lifestyle choices like making car choices and reducing our waste can make a difference. We want to promote our emerging “green” highways and roads that are making easier for more and more Canadians to drive low emissions vehicles and we want to take the message that Zero Waste one of the quickest, easiest and most effective first steps for individuals and communities to immediately reduce its GHG emissions.”
Contact: Barbara Hetherington 604-741-7089