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Via this Earth Day and help save the planet!

Dear Via-istas,

Every time you choose to ride Via, you make our city smarter, greener, and friendlier.

By efficiently utilizing the seats in every Via-cle, we enable tens of thousands of New Yorkers each day to travel using a fraction of the number of cars it would otherwise take. With vehicle usage accounting for nearly a quarter of all emissions produced in NYC, that means major savings for our planet!

This Earth Day (Friday, April 22), we’re especially pumped to be donating 5% of all Via fares to the City Parks Foundation. The City Parks Foundation aims to transform our public parks into dynamic, vibrant centers, shaped by the local communities that use them. Every ride you take this Friday will help support one of our favorite NYC organizations. Happy Via-ing!

We’re also supporting #CarFreeNYC, an initiative encouraging New Yorkers to travel using alternative, efficient transportation (like Via!). Together, we can fight congestion and emissions!

In love and a happy planet,

Team Via NYC

P.S. Couldn’t get enough of Via on Saturday? Neither could we! This Saturday, April 23, we’re offering another sneak peek of Via weekend service: ride from 10am until midnight for just $5.95.

Dear Via-istas,

Here at Via, we’re proud to be doing our part for the planet. Because every Via ride is shared, we’re able to move more people using far fewer cars. Cutting down on congestion and emissions means a big win for the planet, as well as for Chicago!

This Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. All week, we’ll be supporting organizations and parks that are improving the lives of Chicagoans through access to clean water, local produce, and green spaces.

When you ride with Via during Earth Week, you won’t just be taking the most efficient and affordable shared ride in town. You’ll also be working with us to make our city a little greener – one day at a time!

Here’s what’s on the docket:

Monday: 5% of each fare will benefit the Alliance for the Great Lakes, in support of Chicago’s biggest source of drinking water (and splishy splashy fun)!

Tuesday: Sniff the season’s first blooms with half price Via rides to the Lincoln Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show.

Wednesday: 5% of your fare will contribute to local community gardening in the city with Neighbor Space.

Thursday: Get outdoorsy with half price rides to a family-friendly Tree Tagging at the West Loop’s Skinner Park!

Friday: 5% of each fare will support Sweet Beginnings, a Chicago bee apiary that provides the community with honey, pollinators, and job opportunities for hardworking ex-cons.

In love and building a greener Chicago,

Team Via Chicago