[Milton-L] being not over-exquisite
walker at geneseo.edu
Mon Jun 23 10:57:32 EDT 2008
People who are going to London,
I was looking on line for a woman-owned cab company to pick me up
from LHR (midnight arrival = luxury of a cab) and I found a GREEN cab
company with women drivers -- er, _lady_ drivers, in retro Brit-
speak. It's almost too much, even for me, but why not? Then alas!
Although some green minicabs advertise women drivers, none has one at
the moment. (The under-representation of women in the cab-driving
profession is a blot on the social landscape of the UK.)
So, being unable to go green and fem simultaneously, I'm going fem.
I include a list of each in case any of you wishes socially-
responsible airport transport. (If you book green, do ask for a
woman driver. Perhaps it will motivate their HR depts.)
http://ladyminicabs.co.uk/ (no eco-option, but all women and a good
Here are two all-women companies, but you have to join -- just takes
a minute and very little £ on their websites.
support the environment:
http://www.climatecars.com/ No women at the moment, but VERY
green. They offer free water in bottles made from cornstarch with
the profits going to water projects in Africa. Really.
http://ecoigo.com/ -- green but no women drivers at present
http://www.radiotaxis.co.uk/ (claims to be carbon-neutral, but
nothing about women)
Julia M Walker
Professor of English
State University of New York
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