On July 1 2017, Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington will be dipping the wheels of their all- electric Chevrolet Bolt in the waters in Victoria BC as they launch a low impact road trip across Canada visiting communities along the way to promote Zero Waste and zero emission transportation.The couple have a road trip with a purpose and intend to drive from Victoria to Quidi Vidi Newfoundland in their new Bolt.

As two of the directors of Zero Waste Canada, a national non-profit organization promoting Zero Waste in Canada and around the globe, the duo decided on a low impact road trip as a means of promoting sustainable transportation and Zero Waste lifestyle choices in a fun innovative way. “As a grassroots organization promoting Zero Waste, it is important for us to connect with regular Canadians living across Canada. A road trip allows us to reach people in their own communities and homes. Bolt Across Canada allows us to show that it is possible make lifestyle changes that reduce our environmental impact...and you can still enjoy life,” says Barbara Hetherington.

Buddy Boyd added, “Simple lifestyle changes like making car choices and reducing our waste can make a difference. We want to promote our emerging “green” highways and roads that are making it easier for more and more Canadians to drive low emissions vehicles and we want to take the message that Zero Waste one of the quickest, easiest and most effective first steps for individuals and communities to immediately reduce its GHG emissions.

Bolt Across Canada will be blogging on Bolt Across Canada as they travel across Canada.