- WeCar Sharing Program
- Proposed Community Garden
- Outdoor Classroom
- Christmas Lights
- Campus Improvements
Lipscomb and Enterprise Rent-A-Car launch WeCar car-sharing program
The WeCar car-sharing program provides the Lipscomb campus a totally automated, membership-based and environmentally friendly transportation solution, whether it is for an hour, a day, a weekend or longer. Convenient and cost-effective, WeCar vehicles are accessible around-the-clock and complemented by the extensive Enterprise Rent-A-Car neighborhood network of more than 5,000 branches, all located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population.
The WeCar campus program is especially popular with students because it provides a solution to car rental age restrictions and to financial concerns associated with having a car on campus. For faculty and staff, the car-sharing program offers a cost-effective and convenient transportation alternative for both personal and business use. Furthermore, the program helps remove cars from the road and reduces pollution and traffic congestion, helping the university to cut overall emissions and enhance its sustainable operations.
”Lipscomb is reducing its carbon footprint with ground sourced heat pump systems in three campus buildings and with free access for students and employees to public transportation. New on-campus housing, bike racks and convenient parking spots for hybrid vehicles encourage no or low emission transportation,” said Dodd Galbreath, executive director of Lipscomb’s Institute for Sustainable Practice. “The WeCar program’s hybrid cars provide our students and staff with another reason to choose clean transportation in our community.”
Lipscomb University students (18 and older), faculty and staff are eligible for membership. Members have 24-hour access to the hybrid Priuses and can reserve them online at any time. Vehicles can be rented hourly, overnight or for a full day. WeCar allows members to maintain the benefits of a personal car while only paying for the vehicle when they use it.
Earlier this year, WeCar was introduced in downtown Nashville. The Nashville Downtown Partnership partnered with Enterprise and WeCar to place four car-sharing vehicles throughout the downtown area. Enterprise’s WeCar car-sharing program is also offered on several other college campuses across the nation.
“With WeCar, Lipscomb is providing a low-cost transportation opportunity to students, parents, faculty and staff,” said Ryan Johnson, assistant vice president of WeCar. “This is a great opportunity to expand our car sharing program from the Nashville downtown community and bring it to students and faculty who often face specific transportation challenges on university campuses.”
Interested students, faculty and staff can sign up online now by clicking here. Or go to www.wecar.com for more details on the company.
Students submit grant proposal for on-campus community garden
Science building garden transformed into sustainable outdoor classroom
- A wide selection of sustainable native plants;
- A “council ring” that seats up to 27 people;
- An on-site composting system;
- Interpretive stations;
- Benches and bike racks; and
- An advanced drip irrigation system with underground pipes, a rain sensor to prevent watering during rainstorms, and a roof-top water tank to capture rain water.
Lipscomb's holiday is a little more green than red this year
In addition, the lights require less labor because when one bulb goes out, it does not make the whole strand go out. It takes a month and a half to hang all the Christmas lights on campus, so it saves a lot of time when workers no longer need to search hundreds of Christmas lights to find one blown-out bulb.
More green campus improvements at Lipscomb
Arlo's features tables and chairs made from old bicycle parts.