shyft

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Shyft

Project 2014-04-01 18:19:26 +1300

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Collab Project with Smart Energy Challenge

Wellington City Council is teaming up with some of Wellington's brightest social entrepreneurs from Enspiral, Generation Zero and PledgeMe, to bring local Smart Energy projects to life. They've joined forces to find and support community-led projects designed to reduce energy use and increase clean energy in Wellington. Wellington City Council will match dollar for dollar the target amount of each successful project. This means that every dollar you pledge towards these projects will turn into two dollars! Let's get smart energy humming in Wellington.

 

 

Change the way you move.  It’s as easy as clicking “pledge.”

shyft is ready to bring Wellington a new relationship with the car.

shyft is a carshare co-op that will place cars around the city for you to hire for $15 per hour(or less!). Just book online, swipe into your local shyft car and off you go! No hassles like WOF, insurance or visits to the mechanic. It saves you heaps of time and money, plus you don’t even pay for petrol!

 

As an added bonus there are the environmental benefits. Carshare members across the globe have seen reductions of as much as 50% in their emissions. Also, every shyft car in Wellington can do the hard work of up to 30 cars. That means you can get rid of the beater, saving car parks, saving money, and saving energy used to produce cars.

 

We haven’t picked where the car will go yet. Why? We don’t know what suburb is keenest for a carshare. 

 

So it’s as simple as this.  The suburb that bands together and raises the most money gets the first car. The  suburb that bands together with the most donors gets the second car. And so on…Remember to enter your address when you pledge so we can keep track!

 

We’re Wellingtonians and we think this is perfect for our fair city. While putting together shyft, we looked at the thousand or so carshares around  the world for inspiration, and combined the best ideas to create the best possible setup that will fit with  the ethos and needs of Wellington.

 

We think New Zealanders are forced to spend too much on their cars (around 10% of our budgets) and we want to make it a little easier to get access to a car. We’re also mega-concerned with climate change. So why not buy some sexy cars and help replace old, busted ones with ones that are safe, fuel efficient and high tech. 

Cheaper, better, and saving the planet? We’re all about that and hope you are too! Hit pledge and let’s build a better City together.

find out even more at: http://www.shyft.co.nz/

like us on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/shyft.nz 

will it save me money?

Want more information? Get in touch at [email protected]

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Don’t have a credit card? Pick a reward, pop the money into this account: 

38-9014-0763309-01 

Enter your email, the reward you want, and your suburb into the details. We’ll pop in your pledge for you. If we don’t make our goal, we’ll send your cash back! 

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A third of the way there - but who gets the car?

15/04/2014 at 10:04 PM

Hello shyft pledgers!

What an unbelievable week we've had! We began it with an inkling of hope, a great idea, and - well - not much else.

Today we crossed $5000 in pledges, 1/3 of the way to our goal. But how we will make the next milestone? We need your help! Whether its passing the link along to a few friends or sharing it around your social networks - every little bit helps us get one step closer to our goal.

So to all you pledgers - thanks! And let's keep rollin'!

A quick ranking update on the suburb shyftstakes to get the car with the highest number of donors(we can't access donation values yet):

 

Aro Valley    (T - 1st)
Te Aro         (T - 1st)
Oriental Bay (T - 2nd)
Mt Cook       (T - 2nd)
Roseneath
Karori
Berhampore
Seatoun
Island Bay
Berhampore
Newtown
Brooklyn
Moa Point
Kelburn

With the top four places occupied by tight contests there is some work to do if you want the car to end up in your suburb. Find a few friends, tell a neighbor, or just share it round. One way or another, you'll be helping get a car in your suburb!

As an added bonus, because of you guys we've been featured in news across the city - and even the country:

- Dominion Post: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/9915927/Wellington-crowd-funding-sought-for-public-cars

- Idealog: www.idealog.co.nz/blog/2014/04/carsharing-scheme-shyft-sets-sights-wellington-launch

- Nelson Mail: http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/9921085/Car-sharing-big-boost-to-economy

So cheers to you all. Raise a glass. Spread the word.

With many, many thanks,
The shyft team

 

Some early attention

05/04/2014 at 6:57 PM

Josh Price - student Journalist extraordinaire - gave us some early attention last week. Whaddaya think of this?

http://www.newswire.co.nz/2014/04/car-sharing-wellington-shyft-begins/

    Pledgers 179

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    Robert
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    Michael Bogacki
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    Melissa Hammer
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    Will Chesney
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    Mark Chong
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    Robin Wilson-Davey
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    Steve Cosgrove & Debbie Burgoyne
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    Ian Shearer
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    Chris Kenny
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    Rissa Williams
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    Jennifer O'Sullivan
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    Paul Young
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    Byron
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    Blake Richardson
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    Jonny
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    Alison Sykora
    2014-05-19 07:25:18 +1200
    Kathy Perreau
    2014-05-18 12:15:42 +1200

    Shyft

    Project 2014-04-01 18:19:26 +1300

    curated

    Collab Project with Smart Energy Challenge

    Wellington City Council is teaming up with some of Wellington's brightest social entrepreneurs from Enspiral, Generation Zero and PledgeMe, to bring local Smart Energy projects to life. They've joined forces to find and support community-led projects designed to reduce energy use and increase clean energy in Wellington. Wellington City Council will match dollar for dollar the target amount of each successful project. This means that every dollar you pledge towards these projects will turn into two dollars! Let's get smart energy humming in Wellington.

     

     

    Change the way you move.  It’s as easy as clicking “pledge.”

    shyft is ready to bring Wellington a new relationship with the car.

    shyft is a carshare co-op that will place cars around the city for you to hire for $15 per hour(or less!). Just book online, swipe into your local shyft car and off you go! No hassles like WOF, insurance or visits to the mechanic. It saves you heaps of time and money, plus you don’t even pay for petrol!

     

    As an added bonus there are the environmental benefits. Carshare members across the globe have seen reductions of as much as 50% in their emissions. Also, every shyft car in Wellington can do the hard work of up to 30 cars. That means you can get rid of the beater, saving car parks, saving money, and saving energy used to produce cars.

     

    We haven’t picked where the car will go yet. Why? We don’t know what suburb is keenest for a carshare. 

     

    So it’s as simple as this.  The suburb that bands together and raises the most money gets the first car. The  suburb that bands together with the most donors gets the second car. And so on…Remember to enter your address when you pledge so we can keep track!

     

    We’re Wellingtonians and we think this is perfect for our fair city. While putting together shyft, we looked at the thousand or so carshares around  the world for inspiration, and combined the best ideas to create the best possible setup that will fit with  the ethos and needs of Wellington.

     

    We think New Zealanders are forced to spend too much on their cars (around 10% of our budgets) and we want to make it a little easier to get access to a car. We’re also mega-concerned with climate change. So why not buy some sexy cars and help replace old, busted ones with ones that are safe, fuel efficient and high tech. 

    Cheaper, better, and saving the planet? We’re all about that and hope you are too! Hit pledge and let’s build a better City together.

    find out even more at: http://www.shyft.co.nz/

    like us on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/shyft.nz 

    will it save me money?

    Want more information? Get in touch at [email protected]

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    Don’t have a credit card? Pick a reward, pop the money into this account: 

    38-9014-0763309-01 

    Enter your email, the reward you want, and your suburb into the details. We’ll pop in your pledge for you. If we don’t make our goal, we’ll send your cash back! 

    __________________________________________________________________

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    A third of the way there - but who gets the car?

    15/04/2014 at 10:04 PM

    Hello shyft pledgers!

    What an unbelievable week we've had! We began it with an inkling of hope, a great idea, and - well - not much else.

    Today we crossed $5000 in pledges, 1/3 of the way to our goal. But how we will make the next milestone? We need your help! Whether its passing the link along to a few friends or sharing it around your social networks - every little bit helps us get one step closer to our goal.

    So to all you pledgers - thanks! And let's keep rollin'!

    A quick ranking update on the suburb shyftstakes to get the car with the highest number of donors(we can't access donation values yet):

     

    Aro Valley    (T - 1st)
    Te Aro         (T - 1st)
    Oriental Bay (T - 2nd)
    Mt Cook       (T - 2nd)
    Roseneath
    Karori
    Berhampore
    Seatoun
    Island Bay
    Berhampore
    Newtown
    Brooklyn
    Moa Point
    Kelburn

    With the top four places occupied by tight contests there is some work to do if you want the car to end up in your suburb. Find a few friends, tell a neighbor, or just share it round. One way or another, you'll be helping get a car in your suburb!

    As an added bonus, because of you guys we've been featured in news across the city - and even the country:

    - Dominion Post: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/9915927/Wellington-crowd-funding-sought-for-public-cars

    - Idealog: www.idealog.co.nz/blog/2014/04/carsharing-scheme-shyft-sets-sights-wellington-launch

    - Nelson Mail: http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/9921085/Car-sharing-big-boost-to-economy

    So cheers to you all. Raise a glass. Spread the word.

    With many, many thanks,
    The shyft team

     

    Some early attention

    05/04/2014 at 6:57 PM

    Josh Price - student Journalist extraordinaire - gave us some early attention last week. Whaddaya think of this?

    http://www.newswire.co.nz/2014/04/car-sharing-wellington-shyft-begins/

      Matthew Bartlett
      2014-05-21 14:36:02 +1200
      Laura McKim
      2014-05-21 12:44:47 +1200
      Katie Shillito
      2014-05-21 11:11:26 +1200
      Robert
      2014-05-20 20:59:30 +1200
      Angelisse Karol
      2014-05-20 18:45:29 +1200
      Tony Beret
      2014-05-20 14:54:06 +1200
      Mamadou
      2014-05-20 13:30:02 +1200
      Mamadou
      2014-05-20 13:20:57 +1200
      Mamadou
      2014-05-20 13:12:36 +1200
      Amy Sim
      2014-05-20 11:34:20 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-20 11:26:21 +1200
      Michael Bogacki
      2014-05-20 11:25:23 +1200
      Melissa Hammer
      2014-05-20 10:18:51 +1200
      Matthew Blair
      2014-05-20 09:31:38 +1200
      Robin Marshall
      2014-05-20 08:44:58 +1200
      Sally Jacobson
      2014-05-20 08:42:51 +1200
      Will Chesney
      2014-05-20 08:28:54 +1200
      Mark Chong
      2014-05-19 23:14:01 +1200
      Robin Wilson-Davey
      2014-05-19 22:28:45 +1200
      Steve Cosgrove & Debbie Burgoyne
      2014-05-19 21:56:47 +1200
      Ian Shearer
      2014-05-19 19:19:40 +1200
      Chris Kenny
      2014-05-19 18:45:55 +1200
      Rissa Williams
      2014-05-19 17:21:11 +1200
      Jennifer O'Sullivan
      2014-05-19 16:44:48 +1200
      Paul Young
      2014-05-19 15:38:50 +1200
      Byron
      2014-05-19 09:57:34 +1200
      Blake Richardson
      2014-05-19 09:26:18 +1200
      Jonny
      2014-05-19 07:35:02 +1200
      Alison Sykora
      2014-05-19 07:25:18 +1200
      Kathy Perreau
      2014-05-18 12:15:42 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 21/05/2014 at 2:36 PM.