Friday, March 20, 2009

Green transport: how to get to the Locanda in a greener way


The Locanda is applying for the European Ecolabel, I've been checking eco criteria and thinking about how to be even greener (we already respect all the compulsory criteria and sum 26 points (19 required) among the voluntary criteria).
Transport is one of the major issues that our eco-conscious guests raise... unluckily there's no public transport to the Locanda, you can get to Pesaro by train (easy access from Milano-Bologna and from there to anywhere in Europe) and then take a bus to Fermignano... but Fermignano is 5 km away from us and, unless you are fit enough to bike to here (it's not terribly strenuous, but you need to be fit!)... a car is a must.
At the moment the greener way to get here is get to Pesaro by train and then rent a car there (the greener the better). I discovered that Hertz rents hybrid cars in the US and in Sweden but apparently not here yet...
I already contacted some rental agents, but I'm afraid that we're not big enough to be considered an interesting business.
I'm now considering carbon offsetting as an alternative until greener cars will be available, Europcar teams up with ClimateCare to give you the possibility to offset your CO2 emissions when you rent a car... I'll keep searching!

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