Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Retire Your Ride

Remember 1995? Ah, those were the days. Kiss from a Rose by Seal topped the charts. Ross and Rachel kissed for the first time.  Yahoo! was founded in California. O.J.Simpson was acquitted in the murders of his ex-wife and her friend. But if 1995 is monumental for you as the date you bought the car you're still driving, then know this:  That car produces 19 times more air pollution than a car bought in 2004 or later. It's time to Retire Your Ride.

An initiative of the Government of Canada, Retire your Ride is designed to enable people to get their high-polluting cars off the road and reward them for doing so. The program is committed to improving air quality by responsibly recycling vehicles and aims to retire at least 50,000 vehicles per year until March 31, 2011.

Eligible participants must be owners of 1995 or older model year vehicles that are in running condition and have been registered and insured in their names in Canada for the previous consecutive 6 months.

When you Retire Your Ride, the program will ensure that it is recycled responsibly. You'll also receive rewards that encourage you to use environmentally-friendly transportation, including a public transit pass or a membership to a car-sharing program, $300 cash or a rebate on the purchase of a 2004 and newer vehicle. Nice!

For more information visit Retire your Ride.

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