Web's PickupPal Grows Fast - Greening Events and Concerts



    TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - PickupPal www.pickuppal.com, the World's first
online transportation marketplace, reports strong membership growth fueled by
high gas prices, environmental concerns, and linkages with major events and
festivals. Through its unique Eco-Rideshare Program (ERP), PickupPal provides
custom rideshare websites on behalf of major corporations, festivals, events
and musicians, and is signing up partners at a rapid pace.
    In the past month, PickupPal has signed partner contracts with over 30
prominent organizations including: Reverbrock.org, Virgin Festival Canada, the
Montreal Jazz Festival, Dave Matthews Band, Ottawa Bluesfest, Subaru Triathlon
Series, Clean Air Foundation, real world unified communications provider
Mitel(R), and others.
    "We're always on the lookout for fresh new ways to keep Virgin Festival
as green as we can. One of the biggest contributors to the climate crisis is
the smog and emissions from vehicles," said Andrew Bridge, Director of Virgin
Festival Canada, "The Eco-Rideshare Program is a perfect answer. It cuts back
on greenhouse gases, helps make people more aware of easy things they can do
to help the environment, and hooks them up with some new buddies on the way to
the Festival. What's not to love?"
    "Partners have been very excited to introduce PickupPal's Eco-Rideshare
Program to their events, as it's easy to use and provides an instant green
ridesharing option for anyone going to and from a specific venue anywhere in
the world," said John Stewart, founder and CEO, PickupPal. "As much as
80 percent of the carbon footprint of concerts, festivals and events is based
on transportation to the venues - eco-ridesharing enables people to double-up,
meet new friends, track the CO(2) avoided by doing this and get to the show
more efficiently."
    PickupPal expects continued rapid user growth, particularly in the
corporate area, as several Fortune 1000 companies have also signed up,
including Mitel. "We have been looking for a solution to help our employees
coordinate travel to and from offices and to reduce the environmental impact
of employee transportation," commented Vani Naidoo, head of Mitel's Let's Talk
Green Program. "Recently introduced, PickupPal will allow us to track our
total mileage and CO(2) avoided over time so our employees can track their
impact achieved through the program."
    In the near term, PickupPal also sees professional sports leagues, major
clubs and communities adopting its service as a way to cut costs for employees
and fans. "As our following builds contagious enthusiasm many more
organizations will implement PickupPal, given the tangible benefits for
everyone involved, and how easy it is to deploy our Eco-Rideshare Program."
concluded Eric Dewhirst, founder and CTO of PickupPal.

    PickupPal was launched in January, 2008 and is a privately held
corporation. For more information on Eco-Rideshare Program visit:
http://www.pickuppal.com/pup/erp.html

    See Pickuppal in Action: http://www.pickuppal.com/pup/video.html

    For more information, contact PickupPal at media@pickuppal.com





For further information:

For further information: John Stewart, CEO, john@pickuppal.com, (416)
919-3199

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