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Kootenay Carshare Cooperative

Nelson, BC Best Community Impact:
Nominee
Employees: 3 In Business Since: 2001

The Kootenay Carshare Co-operative (KCC) advocates and educates to encourage active transportation and provides its members with accessible, affordable, reliable, low-impact transportation solutions that are alternatives to privately-owned vehicles. We strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation of privately-owned vehicles through shared ownership and access to low emission transportation alternatives. KCC has just purchased two 2020 Electric Huyndai Kona’s, bringing the EV experience to all of its members. They are determined to increase their EV fleet in the coming years. We form partnerships with non-profits like Nelson CARES Society who operate a supported employment program which uses KCC vehicles to operate a recycling social enterprise that employs people with disabilities; KCC also became an employer by providing car cleaning employment to their clients. This partnership has created meaningful and sustainable jobs for individuals who face employment barriers

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