Eco Chicago Limo Service Celebrates Anniversary with Tree Planting

Going Green Limousine, the premiere Chicago limo car service, is celebrating its birthday. In keeping with the limo company’s eco convictions, Going Green Limousine is planting a tree for every ride taken with them during their anniversary month.
 
Sept. 8, 2011 - PRLog -- Going Green Limousine was founded to  provide an eco alternative limo service to Chicago and surrounding areas, including Indiana, Wisconsin, and beyond. In honor of successfully Going Green for two years now, the company will be planting a tree for every ride they give during the month of September.

Going Green Limousine is very excited to be celebrating two years of eco car service in Chicago. The use of hybrids in the limo industry reduces emissions by as much as 80%. Said owner, Rebecca Schmuck, “There are approximately 10,000 plates issued to limos and taxis in the city of Chicago, not including all of the limos and taxis in surrounding suburbs of Chicago. When you consider the amount of time these cars spend idling in front of people’s houses, in the limo lot at the airports, and just driving in city traffic, that accounts for a lot of emissions. Simply by using hybrids, we can reduce up to 80% of that.”

Thy hybrid sedans and hybrid SUVs that Going Green Limousine uses for its private car service accommodate up to four passengers. For larger capacity vehicles it uses Flex-Fuel SUVs that can seat up to seven passengers. Rentals in stretch limos are offset with donations made to various local environmental causes.

Although Going Green Limousine makes donations to various organizations throughout the year, additionally this year they want to celebrate their eco anniversary by planting a tree for every ride they give during their anniversary month of September. For Going Green Limousine’s tree planting initiative, they have chosen to concentrate their efforts on the Atlantic Forest, http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/southamerica..., a highly endangered bio-diverse rain forest in Brazil.

According to the International Society of Arboriculture in Champaign, Illinois, “In one year, an acre of tees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles.” http://www.treesaregood.org/funfacts/General.aspx. Jess Sapp of Going Green Limousine says that a typical sedan used by a Chicago limo company averages at least 50,000 miles per year. “That is why it is so important to reduce emissions in our industry,” Sapp says.

To learn more about Going Green Limousine and their tree planting initiative, visit them online at http://www.goinggreenlimousine.com/eco_car_service_annive...,  where you can also make a reservation or request a quote.

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Going Green Limousine is the premiere eco limo service in Chicago, offering airport transportation, ground transportation, and charter services to Chicago and beyond. Our hybrids reduce emissions by 80% in our industry.
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