We know it’s Earth Day and, okay, we are all for the environment, but these guys in Arlington, VA are just plain crazy. Ross and Todd have just started the Car-Free Diet Skeptics Challenge where they will live car-free for 30 days. Whoever succeeds in traveling by foot, bike, or bus for the whole 30 days will receive a year’s worth of transportation for free. We assume that means free gas for a year or paid bus passes, but we’ve heard that one of the contestants has already decided to sell his car without as much as 24 hours of non-car commuting under his belt!

The contest is being run by Car-Free Diet.com. This is a website that encourages drivers to rid themselves of the mechanical, CO2 emitting, four-wheeled transportation devices and start relying on the old-fashioned way of commuting. They state that, “Each time you leave your car at home — choosing instead to ride ART or Metro, bike, walk or telework — you can save money, improve your health and clean our environment”. We cannot argue. This is, in fact, true. We applaud your efforts and the success of your followers, but we are a little too horsepower hungry to jump on this bandwagon.

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9 comments:

  (592) posted on 12.5.2010

Global warming a serious case that everyone should be aware of..all private user should participate in
this kind of activity. Using public wouldn’t kill you either.

  (815) posted on 11.25.2010

I thought seeing the 1st time was hard, the 2nd time is worse. You see stuff you didn’t see before; Do the curved windows even roll down? No? well THAT spells practical.

  (442) posted on 04.28.2010

I guess this is their contribution for the earth day, great Idea does it?.

  (807) posted on 04.27.2010

That is really a perfect challenges for earth day, and I think car company will be worried if all the people will go for a Car-Free Diet Skeptics.

  (798) posted on 04.27.2010

hahahaha I agree.. Not only it helps the environment bu also it helps the earth to lessen the carbon generated by the cars.

  (379) posted on 04.26.2010

hahaha let’s go for a walk for 30 days boys

  (1) posted on 04.26.2010

Depending on where you live, driving a car can be much less convenient than walking, biking or using transit. If you live and work in a downtown area (instead of the suburbs), cars are downright INCONVENIENT most of the time.

Considering that Arlington is a pretty urban place, this "challenge" is going to be much easier than you guys think. It’s not the least bit crazy, or painful.

  (321) posted on 04.25.2010

dang that was a pain staking task, i cant imagine when going to office, you just have to rely on your bike. can you imagine how stick and sweaty you when you arrive in your office?

Uncia  (868) posted on 04.24.2010

Would they be allowed to drive a Tesla?

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