U-Haul, the leading U.S. retailer of propane for nearly 30 years, is unveiling a sustainable one-pound propane cylinder that will appeal to conservationists and cost-conscious customers alike.
Graceland University Goes Green with UhaulCarShare: 24/7, Green-Transportation Options
LAMONI, Iowa (Aug. 23, 2012) — UhaulCarShare announced today that it will continue building on the success of partnerships with colleges and universities and is expanding its growth as it partners with Graceland University, in Lamoni, Iowa. The launch of a new partnership with UhaulCarShare provides students and faculty with access to North America’s most advanced car-sharing service. Now, the students, faculty and staff of Graceland University have more transportation options, allowing individuals to maintain a sustainable lifestyle in one cost-effective, convenient package. Each shared car takes 15-20 personally owned vehicles off the road, reduces parking congestion and improves air quality.
“The environmental benefits are nearly endless,” stated Cassandra Allen, UhaulCarShare, program manager, “but the lifestyle change is where the greatest potential lies, because of the lasting effect we can have on an individual's routine behavior. By car sharing, individuals eliminate the need to own a car, without giving up the flexibility a car provides,” Allen continued. “People who car share will increase their public transit usage while still having the convenience of a car when needed. And that’s good for the whole community.”
UhaulCarShare is placing one vehicle, a Mazda 3, on campus for the start of the 2012 fall semester. The Mazda 3 will be parked at the North Events Parking Lot (north of Helene Center) and will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students, faculty and staff members, 18 years of age and older. UhaulCarShare offers the lowest starting price point in the industry.
For a limited time, new members can sign up and get a $25 driving credit on their account. Log on to uhaulcarshare.com today and enter promotion code “GRACELAND” at the time of application. (This promo code will expire on October 31, 2012.)
“The concept of sharing resources, such as the new shared vehicle, is the crux of innovative and sustainable economies. Not only that, resource sharing has also been shown to help build community. The Graceland University Sustainability Office looks forward to working with the UhaulCarShare program to provide this unique service to students and Lamoni residents. The carshare program is just another example of how Graceland University is exhibiting a commitment to pro-environmental action and responsible education,” stated Jennifer Abraham-White, Graceland University Sustainability Coordinator.
With a unique flexible-rate system, members are able to enjoy the benefits of driving without having to worry about over paying for mileage. Members pay only for what they use, in one low hourly rate starting at $4.95 per hour (plus $0.59 per mile). For those who drive longer distances, UhaulCarShare also offers rates with 180 free miles, starting at $8.50 per hour, depending on the vehicle. Gas, insurance, maintenance, reserved parking spots and 24/7 roadside assistance are included in the hourly and daily rates. Reserve a car for as little as an hour or for up to six days.
For more information visit us online at uhaulcarshare.com or call 1-877-990-8227.
U-Haul International, Inc. is pleased to announce it has eclipsed $200,000 in customer contributions to Tree Canada, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to Canada’s reforestation efforts.
Dr. Allan Yang, chief sustainability scientist for U-Haul International, served Phoenix as a city commissioner and mayoral liaison during his November trip to Chengdu, China, while participating in the 2015 Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair.
Thanks to contributions from U-Haul and its customers, more than 12,500 native trees will be planted across 23 acres at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge through The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program.
Wayne State University will analyze the economic and social impacts that U-Haul corporate sustainability initiatives are having on the New Center neighborhood in Detroit.
U-Haul customers have surpassed $100,000 in contributions to Tree Canada, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to planting trees in Canada.
Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps local cities diminish their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
One million U-Haul customers have supported The Conservation Fund's Go Zero program. Read here to learn about the impact of that support.
City of Phoenix Recognizes U-Haul at the 2014 National Preservation Month Celebration
U-Haul, The Conservation Fund And The Greening Of Detroit Unveil Major Effort To Plant Trees And Strengthen Detroit’s Green Economy
Donations from U-Haul and its customers to The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero® program will support the planting of 1,600 trees at Rouge Park, led by The Greening of Detroit, and the establishment of the Growing Detroit’s Green Economy Fund, a grant program aimed at supporting green entrepreneurs, administered by The Conservation Fund.
U-Haul Moving and Storage of New Center—Grand Opening Community Celebration
U-Haul Customers Contribute to Planting Two Million Trees Through the Conservation Fund’s Go Zero Program
Since 2007, more than 770,000 U-Haul customers have elected to offset their emissions, raising nearly $2.5 million to plant more than 290,000 native trees on behalf of Go Zero and wildlife refuges nationwide.
U-Haul is founded on the fundamental philosophy that "division of use and specialization of ownership" are good for both our customers and the environment.
U-Haul, the largest do-it-yourself moving company in North America, wanted to give its customers renting equipment at more than 15,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada and on uhaul.com a simple way to make their move a little bit greener.
Locating U-Haul Dealers within 3 miles of customers saves fuel, decreases CO2 emissions and reduces traffic congestion.
Take A Box, Leave A Box, Re-Use Centers, Van Body Storage, Patriot Truck Leasing
U-Haul Environmental, Health and Safety vision establishes long-range goals.
At U-Haul, we are committed to sustainability through environmental protection, social responsibility and economic efficiency.
U-Haul is a proud corporate partner of the National League of Cities.
U-Haul regards its employees as the most valuable asset in our Company. We are committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment.
More than 50 million people in North America move every year. The average U.S. resident moves 11 times in a lifetime. Moving can be stressful and expensive, and it can also create negative impacts on the environment.
U-Haul recognizes that the socioeconomic impact of our business can be significant.
As one of our environmental initiatives, the use of permeable ground cover is a better solution, providing environmental and storm-water benefits, and multifunctional solutions, for a more sustainable and beautiful answer to site design.
We believe the primary responsibility of U-Haul is to develop products and services to help people move and store their household and commercial goods in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner.