Ride the Bus or

Carpool to the Fair!

Sustainable Travel Arranged for the 2009 Door County Sustainability Fair

Fairgoers may choose to leave their cars in a temporary “park n ride” and ride a bus provided by Door County-Green Bay Shuttle. The bus will leave the parking lot at Crossroads at Big Creek, which is located on Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay just east of the intersection of Michigan Street and Hwy 42/57, at 9:35 AM, arriving at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek in time for the opening of the Fair. The Fair bus will return to Sturgeon Bay after the last main stage program, leaving from the Auditorium parking lot at 5:15 PM. Interested travelers should reserve their seats in the 20-passenger vehicle by contacting Pam Busch at Door-Tran at 920-743-9999 or info@door-tran.com.

The one-way bus fare is $5.00, round trip, $10.00, but travelers who purchase transportation vouchers in advance from Door-Tran can ride for half price.

Don Shusta, Door County-Green Bay Shuttle owner, and member of the Door County Transportation Consortium, wants to support the Sustainability Fair because he feels it is important for people to be aware of the imbalance between available natural resources and the demand society puts on that limited availability. He says, “by helping as many people from southern Door as possible to get to the Fair, we will be helping to increase awareness and take a small part in resolving potential problems.”

Carpooling is also an option for persons interested in both saving money and decreasing pollution. Door-Tran will match drivers and riders for carpooling to the Sustainability Fair. Interested travelers may register for the carpool matching service by calling Door-Tran or by applying online at www.door-tran.com.

Door-Tran’s goal is to make transportation more affordable and accessible to residents of Door County. Door-Tran mobility manager, Pam Busch, says, “By teaming up with Sustain Door we are hoping to make transportation more affordable to attendees. If people can share a ride and save money and the environment, we are here to help.”

To help fairgoers mitigate the greenhouse gases they generate in traveling to the Fair, carbon offsets will be available at the Fair. A carbon offset is a financial contribution to a project which compensates for the negative impact of energy-intensive activities, such as the operation of an automobile. To offset one car traveling to the Fair, a voluntary 75-cent donation to Native Energy will be accepted. Persons riding the bus will need to donate less to offset their personal travel emissions.

Sustainable transportation is transportation that:

reduces wasteful dependence on fossil fuels,

reduces wasteful dependence on chemicals and synthetic substances that accumulate in nature,

reduces encroachment on nature, and

meets human needs for mobility.