College students’ pocket certainly doesn’t allow them to enjoy a lavish lifestyle. So, carpooling sounds like a great idea for them. It is economical as well as eco-friendly. The University of Central Florida has recently launched a new carpooling service that would help in cutting down the carbon emissions and protecting the environment. Dubbed the “Zimride”, the car sharing service is an easy and convenient way to find friends, classmates and coworkers going the same way as you are.
UCF is said to be the first university in Florida and the largest in the nation to utilize the service. Zimride uses Facebook, twitter and Google Maps to help to help you find fellow commuters. Apart from reducing carbon emissions and saving the planet, this innovative service also solves the problem of finding a parking spot. All you have to do is create a profiles and leave the rest to Zimride. It directly links with users’ Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and other social media networks, enabling them to quickly contact riders or drivers. The amount of money saved and carbon footprint reducing by carpooling can easily be calculated.