A small carsharing ecovillage in Missouri is poised to inspire a major change in the way ecologically-minded Americans drive!

It’s a pretty bold claim that a small group of ecovillagers in the Midwest could inspire Americans to change how they transport themselves, but read on and you’ll see why it’s a bold claim with promise…

We have 1 vehicle for every 10-15 people — the average American household has almost 1 per person!  These pictures say it all.

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage:

Average American:

Average American Car Ownership
That’s a pretty big difference!

In terms of day-to-day operations, the Dancing Rabbit Vehicle Cooperative (DRVC) provides transportation for Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage residents and a few of our neighbors. The first of our 6 ecological covenants prohibits our members from using personal vehicles. Owning our vehicles cooperatively allows us to enjoy the convenience of automobiles while having a small fraction of the negative ecological impact.

Fees are based on miles driven, which provides a strong financial incentive to share rides and to drive less in general. And it works: the average DRVC member drives 90% less than the average American.

Pretty awesome, right?

We want our example to inspire people all across the country to get involved in carsharing, but we can’t do it without your help.

Please share this on social media, email your friends, write about what we’re doing and be sure to link back to this page!

You can help inspire people to make carsharing a central part of this country’s transportation system by spreading the word. Thanks for all you do!