Fuel your life, not your tank: Drive less with the 30-Day Less Car Challenge

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Are you interested in driving less to curb emissions? Then buckle up because the Scone "30 Dagen Minder Wagen" (30-Day Less Car) Challenge is gearing up for launch. This challenge is an excellent opportunity to drive positive change in your wallet and on the planet. Let's look at this campaign and see how Scone is changing how we approach green mobility.
What is the “30 Dagen Minder Wagen” campaign?

Every June, Flanders, Belgium, comes alive with the spirit of sustainable transportation during the “30 Dagen Minder Wagen” campaign. This initiative, organised by the Sustainable Mobility Network, urges participants to rethink their reliance on cars and embrace alternative modes of travel such as walking, cycling, public transport, and carpooling. It is a month-long celebration of eco-conscious commuting, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and foster a more sustainable society.

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How Scone helps the “30 Dagen Minder Wagen” campaign

During the 30-Day Less Car campaign, Scone organises a mobility challenge. This Challenge gathers valuable data on participants’ mobility behaviour before, during, and after the Challenge. Throughout the Challenge, Scone provides insights into various aspects of the participants’ mobility behaviour, including

  • Distances covered for different forms of transport, with behavioural differences for short, medium, and long trips.
  • Amount of saved CO₂.
  • Amount of saved euros.
  • Even the nuances of driving behaviour, both within urban areas and beyond.

The Scone App allows participants to set their own goals. Whether it’s greening long commutes for work or switching to biking for short trips to the supermarket, participants can choose goals that suit their mobility needs. The Challenge goes beyond addressing individual challenges; it forges a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. Participants can share their questions, celebrate successes, and inspire each other to achieve their sustainable goals.

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Mobility Challenge results from 2023

The 403 active participants in the ‘30 Days Less Car Challenge’ significantly reduced their dependence on cars. Together, they covered an impressive distance of 123,000 green kilometres! That’s roughly one-third of the distance between our planet and the moon. Each participant could save about 385 kg of CO₂ annually, equivalent to approximately 77 full garbage bags. In terms of fuel, this translates to a savings of 300 euros per participant per year.

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Participate this year

Now that you have heard about the incredible impact of the Scone 30-Day Less Car Challenge, why not join in the excitement this year? The Challenge steps into gear on June 1, 2024! You can enter for yourself, with your organisation or city. With Scone, you will have the support, motivation, and community needed to transform your car habits and make a lasting difference.

Sign up through the “30 Dagen Minder Wagen” website (in Dutch).