Jan 2006
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IN THIS ISSUE
Member Alert

AAA Watch

Top Story

Partners

Washington Watch

In The News

Member Alert
BWC Service Calls Are Not Transferrable

When There Are Associate Members, It's Still 4 Service Calls Per Member

Four Member Families: That's 4 Service Calls Each, Not 12 Service Calls for Murray and 4 for Everyone Else


Reviewing the pattern of usage of our memberships can be interesting. For example, there are some memberships with both primary and associate members who apparently believe that either person can receive all 8 service calls. Complete Story
AAA Watch
Occasionally, There Is No Service Provider Available to Help You--Even if You're a AAA Member

We Include This Email Not to Dis AAA, but to Inform You of an Issue That All Auto Clubs Face

I have a AAA family membership. Twice in the last three months, my daughter has been left stranded in the middle of the night by AAA with the "explanation" that no towing garage was available. Complete Story
Member Specials
This Month's Special: "Sustainable Energy in Motion" Bicycle Tour

BWC members will receive a $50 discount for any bicycle tour with Sustainable Energy in Motion (SEiM). Participants will travel with a community of cyclists coming from a variety of backgrounds with a shared longing for a better world. Explore some of the most beautiful places in Oregon while learning about natural history, deep ecology, and environmental ethics. Complete Story

Top Story


Better World Club Offers Co-Branding Of Action Alert

"Driving Change" Replaces "Go Forward" As Title

Kicking Asphalt Won't Be Co-Branded; Remains Dedicated to Better World Club Members, the Greatest People on the Face of the Planet


Better World Club's Action Alert which has been known as Go Forward has a new name: Driving Change. The name is being changed in conjunction with an expansion of the Alert's circulation, as it becomes the Action Alert not just for BWC, but for a number of our partners.

Driving Change will be providing the latest information on how to drive the changing face of transportation toward more consumer-oriented, environmentally friendly options.

Better World Club welcomes like-minded organizations and businesses to partner with us to co-brand "Driving Change". If you are interested, please contact us.
Partners

National Wildlife Federation Partners With Better World Club


The Two Organizations Share Goals...Well, At Least One Goal


National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) is America's largest conservation organization protecting wildlife for our children's future. NWF works with a nationwide network of state affiliate organizations, scientists, grassroots activists, volunteers, educators and wildlife enthusiasts - uniting individuals from diverse backgrounds to focus on three goals that will have the biggest impact on the future of America's wildlife. These include connecting people with nature, protecting and restoring wildlife habitat, and confronting global warming. (As BWC members probably know, confronting global warming is also one of BWC's three goals. Unfortunately, BWC's other two goals are determining how many pay cable stations can be unscrambled at the office and whether underpaying staff leads to weight loss.)

NWF Members receive a 10% discount when joining Better World Club. NWF membership fees start at $15.00. For more information on NWF, visit www.NWF.org.

Member Watch
From Time to Time, Kicking Asphalt publishes statements from our members:

"You people are insane. I like that in an auto club."

Micky from Minnesota

Please direct your insights to Kicking Asphalt. (We understand not all members will be this insightful.)




AND REMEMBER, BETTER WORLD IS NOW OFFERING AUTO AND HOMEOWNER INSURANCE IN 20 STATES. YOU CAN FIND THE LIST HERE. WE'D APPRECIATE YOUR FILLING OUT AN APPLICATION AND ALLOWING US TO GIVE YOU A QUOTE. BETTER WORLD CLUB OFFSETTS THE FIRST 2,000 MILES OF GREENHOUSE GAS FOR AUTO INSURANCE CUSTOMERS.
Washington Watch
Censorship Is Alleged at NOAA Scientists Afraid to Speak Out, NASA Climate Expert Reports

We Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way Wind Is Blowing. Do We Need One To Know Whether the Climate Is Changing???

Bet We Won't in a Hundred Years or So!


NEW YORK, Feb. 10 -- James E. Hansen, the NASA climate scientist who sparked an uproar last month by accusing the Bush administration of keeping scientific information from reaching the public, said Friday that officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are also muzzling researchers who study global warming. Complete Story

© 2006 The Washington Post

More Washington Watch in 'Driving Change'

US President Agrees With BWC President: America Is Addicted To Oil! Read More

Interior Approves Expanded Drilling in Alaskan Reserve Read More
In The News
PDX Magazine

A Better World
The Green Alternative to AAA


Image of Better World Clubs home planet

By Liz (I don't drive a) Hummer (No really, we didn't make this up. We feel like the kid who cries, "A giraffe goes into a bar..." once too often, but this is real....honest.)

Your tire's flat, you ran out of gas, you just plain need a tow from the side of the road because you don't even know what's wrong with your car. Thank goodness you have AAA, right? Wrong.
The well-known automotive club may appear to save the day on the surface, but they are actually contributing to further environmental damage... Complete Story

PDX Magazine: January 2006(PDF)


Do You Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?
"Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" has also moved. You can now find it in Driving Change, Better World Club's monthly Action Alert.

We know how tough transitions can be. To ease your suffering Kicking Asphalt will be providing consumer information on automobiles and insurance.


Hmmm…New Car Smell: Don't Breath Too Deep
Apparently a New Car Can Kill You Without Moving


by Margie Kelly, Communications Coordinator
Healthy Building Network

February 7, 2006 - A new report finds that the "new car smell" contains dangerous levels of volatile organic compounds, including phthalates, which are used to soften plastics, particularly PVC. According to a new report issued by the Michigan-based Ecology Center, Toxic at Any Speed: Chemicals in Cars & the Need for Safe Alternatives, [1] cars expose passengers to dangerous levels of chemicals that off-gas from upholstery, carpets, wire coverings, and other interior auto parts. [2]

Two of the chemicals highlighted by the study are also common to building products: phthalates, which are ubiquitous in PVC products and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), used as flame retardants. These groups of chemicals have been linked to birth defects, liver toxicity, impaired learning, premature births, and early puberty, as well as other serious health problems. Complete Story

OK, In case you missed it. Here's: 'Do You Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?' from 'Driving Change'

Residents of Pioneer Valley, MA, Fight An Invasion By Wal-Mart Read More
Men Face Hard Decision When Choosing Bicycle Seats Read More
New Jersey Requires Health Coverage for Female Contraceptives Read More
Every Company Now Holds Car Renters Responsible for Damage from Natural Causes Read More

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