Helping the Wallet and the Environment: GMA's Carpool Challenge

This is the week of "Good Morning America's" Carpool Challenge and eight carpooling teams from around the country have piled into their cars, co-workers shoulder to shoulder with co-workers, to do their part for the environment and their wallet.

Though four teams out of the Pitney Bowes company in Stamford, Conn. are being followed on the show, an additional four teams across the nation are being tracked here.

Read their blogs, check out a savings calculator and additional resources to find out how carpooling could change your commute and maybe, your world.

Taking the Plunge - The Carpooler's Blog

Four teams from Golden, Col. to Worcester, Mass. joined the Carpool Challenge to see what happens when they forsake the privacy of their commute to make their wallet, and the environment a little greener. Follow the links below to see what they've had to say so far.

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Team Cartus Blog - Danbury, Conn.

Team Brown Caldwell - Golden, Col.

Team Allegro Blog - Worcester, Mass.

Team Metametrix Blog - Atlanta, Ga.

Savings Calculator

Some people have found they can save up to $3,000 a year by carpooling. Click here to see how much you could save.

Carpooling Resources

Finding people to carpool with may seem like a difficult proposition, but thanks to the internet, there are several tools are available to help.

www.commuterchoice.com

Commuter Choice works to find solutions for their employee's commuting difficulties. The website provides commuter information for cities across the nation, showing cheap and green ways to get around.Click here to visit the site.

www.erideshare.com

At eRideShare commuters can register to become part of a large database of carpoolers. From there they can browse listings for other people looking for carpool buddies and together, they can save big. Click here to check out the site.

www.ridester.com

With Ridester, carpoolers can search by zip code to find other carpoolers in their area. Become a member and offer, or just browse the listings for ridesharing around where you live. To see what Ridester can do for you, click here.

www.ridesearch.com

At Ridesearch, you can log in to a nation-wide database of carpoolers to find cheap rides to work. Not only that, but you can use their savings calculator to see exactly how much carpooling could help your bank account. Click here to see the site.

www.carpoolcrew.com

This easy-to-use site offers yet another avenue for commuters to save. Join the site and find rides from wherever you are to wherever you are going. Click here to learn more.

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