Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Corridor are making change a reality by taking part in some unique options to make work and play a little more eco-friendly. Check out these three contributions to the green effort:
Sea to Sky Clean Air Society:
Thanks to the Sea-to-Sky Clean Air Society our communities have access to eco smart forums, news, bike to work initiatives and more. With an area like Squamish known as the “recreation capital” it’s important to think ahead about preservation. Recently, the S2SCAS brought together citizens spanning all the way from Metro Vancouver to weigh in on the future of our regions public transportation in a forum known as ‘Compute the Commute“.
Sea to Sky Trail:
In an area known for it’s incredible mountain biking, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has taken bike (and hiking) travel to a whole new level. Their website sums it up best: “This 180 kilometre, non-motorized, multi-use trail is being built right now for everyone to enjoy. The trail is optimized for mountain bikes and will provide users with a full outdoor experience of the landscape and the natural and human history of the Sea to Sky corridor.” Why is this trail groundbreaking? It’s users can ride, walk or run along it and access any town from Squamish to D’Arcy.
Taxi companies in Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler are taking the extra step to go green by using hybrids like the Toyota Prius (many actually come from Squamish Toyota) to shuttle passengers. Hybrid Taxi owners such as Frank Ryan of Howe Sound Taxi are embracing the trend and setting a standard for the corridor.”As gas prices rise, Ryan said he will suffer less at the pump. The goal is to save money, but Ryan said purchasing the hybrid is also about shrinking the Howe Sound Taxi carbon footprint.” Other companies using hybrid taxis include:
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Squamish Toyota has seen a large shift in customer needs over the last 10 years. The CBC News Vancouver, reports gas prices have peaked earlier and faster than any year in the past decade. As these prices continue to grow, commuters in the North Vancouver, Squamish and Sea to Sky Corridor are changing their priorities when purchasing a car.
The First Generation Toyota Prius
Que Hybrid Technology: Squamish Toyota among other Vancouver area dealerships began selling the Toyota Prius as a line of defence against high fuel costs and the toll gas propelled cars take on the environment. The first generation Toyota Prius seated 5, and was one of the primary cars to be rated an “Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV)”.
The need to have a kinder impact on the environment stems from the discovery that “the earth’s atmosphere is rapidly changing,” reports a Worcester Polytechnic Institute study. “This change is largely due to human activity; industry, transportation, waste and everyday living.”
Buzzle.com suggests that Hybrids like the Prius serve as a positive influence on the environment in a few ways: Primarily, these cars cut down on chemical and smoke emissions into our atmosphere a large contributor to global warming. Secondly, these cars cut down on noise pollution, an often-overlooked factor that contributes to preserving the serenity of Squamish, the Sea to Sky Corridor and the entire Vancouver area.
Squamish Toyota suggests that although the Prius is a strong solution to the many qualms of car consumers it will continue to evolve. The Toyota Prius Hybrid is now in it’s third generation and features a family of vehicles including the more spacious Prius V, the smaller city car known as the Prius C and the most recent addition: The Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
Squamish Toyota is proud to announce the addition of it’s newest product advisor, Rob Mantini.
Rob joins Squamish Toyota from the Vancouver area with 32 years in both direct consumer and business-to-business sales. Mr. Mantini and his family relocated to the Squamish, Sea to Sky region because of their appreciation for the outdoors and the strength of this local, tightly knit community.
“I’m excited about my partnership with Squamish Toyota, as it’s a family owned business, that offers both new and used cars (not limited to Toyotas) to the North Vancouver, Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish and Sea to Sky Corridor areas,” said Mr. Mantini.”
Mr. Mantini looks forward to helping the team grow, “As an auto dealer in Squamish, that isn’t directly on highway 99, many visitors casually looking for their next Toyota car or truck may miss us. I hope to help break through this barrier, to deliver the no-pressure, quality service our Toyota dealership has come to stand for.”
Congratulations and Welcome To The Team Rob!
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Who Is Squamish Toyota?
Squamish Toyota is a family owned and operated company. Our family has sold and serviced Toyota’s for over 35 years, providing our customers with dependable and honest service. We’ve been open for business in Squamish since 2010 and were the previous owners of Vancouver’s Downtown Toyota Centre dealership.
Squamish Toyota services communities north of Vancouver including Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Britania Beach and Lions Bay. Our dealership is also just a short drive along the Sea to Sky Highway for residents of North Vancouver and West Vancouver.