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Published on April 11th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

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Lyft Announces Partnership With The Trust for Public Land To Create & Protect Parks In Areas Across The Country

April 11th, 2019 by  


Lyft seems increasingly focused on improving society, from inroads to emissions-free ridesharing to bikesharing to other community-oriented, people-oriented, and planet-focused concerns and corporate extensions. One of my favorites was the “ride to vote” offer of 50% off.

Today, Lyft announced a partnership to provide and protect more green spaces in city environments.

“Our work is rooted in making cities more livable by building them around people, not cars. As part of our commitment to cities through Lyft City Works, we’re partnering with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) to create and protect parks in areas where they’re needed most.  For nearly 50 years, The Trust for Public Land has completed over five thousand park and conservation projects, and championed social equity and environmental sustainability.”

“For nearly 50 years, The Trust for Public Land has completed over five thousand park and conservation projects, and championed social equity and environmental sustainability. From Chicago and Los Angeles, to Denver and beyond, TPL works directly with communities to ensure everyone in the US has access to a quality park,” the Lyft press release states. “This partnership supports our vision to create vibrant, healthy communities with green investments like Lyft bikes, scooters, electric vehicles, and our carbon offsets program.” Trees are a great way to round out Lyft’s efforts to help clean our air.

“Lyft and The Trust for Public Land share a vision for more parks and fewer parking lots in our communities. As we move toward a more sustainable transportation system, we are excited to partner with Lyft to advance healthy, connected cities,” said Diane Regas, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land.

You can also jump in to do your part and help. Head over to Round Up & Donate to do so. Or follow these simple instructions:

  1. Download the Lyft app
  2. Tap the menu icon in the top left corner of your app
  3. Tap ‘Donate’ Select ‘The Trust for Public Land’
  4. Tap ‘Opt In’ and that’s it!

 
 
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Cynthia Shahan started writing by doing research as a social cultural and sometimes medical anthropology thinker. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education. Eventually becoming an organic farmer, licensed AP, and mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)



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