Westminster's buddy system for traveling home during the holidays

Westminster's rideshare program started as a way to reduce air pollution, improve air quality, and make new friends. The board sits in Bassis Student Center and encourages students to carpool to any destination during the holidays. Photo by Chloie Dale

Westminster's rideshare program started as a way to reduce air pollution, improve air quality, and make new friends. The board sits in Bassis Student Center and encourages students to carpool to any destination during the holidays. Photo by Chloie Dale

In 2013, worldwide flights produced 777 million tons of carbon dioxide, according to the Air Transport Action Group. In the same year, three Westminster students decided to take action and reduce emissions from the college’s community.

In his sophomore year at Westminster, Kyle Wray, senior marketing major, said he wanted to help reduce air pollution and improve air quality. At the time, a rideshare program already existed, however, it was small and not many students knew about it or used it.

Wray—with the help of Margaret Wolf, senior environmental science major and alumnus Andrew Hagedorn—revamped Westminster’s rideshare program.

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