Our priority is to be the "Greenest", most environmentally friendly Rental Car company in the world!!
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Better for the Planet!
Give the planet a vacation the next time you take one,
Rent from Bio-Beetle!
Bio-Beetle believes in doing as little harm to the environment, people, and animals around us as possible. Ethical living and sustainability is our driving force. We live by our beliefs and we will only do business in the same way. We hope knowing where your rental money is going matters...
The whole idea behind bio-beetle ECO rental cars is protecting the planet.
We all make choices, everyday, that have an impact on the world around us and we believe that we all should do all we can to protect this place we call home.
Reducing our use of fossil fuels is one of those choices, and supporting renewable fuels, such as biodiesel, is one thing we can do right now! Bio-Beetle ECO rental cars makes it easy for people to see, first hand, the reality of a renewable fuel in a "normal" every day scenario.
The oil industry is one of the absolute worst to the health of the planet. Besides the direct atrocities to eco systems, wildlife, and people, such as through oil spills like the Exxon Valdez, burning fossil fuels, such as in automobiles and factories, adds many toxic poisons, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxide to our environment. Nitrogen oxide helps create ground-level ozone, basically known as smog, mainly from cars and industry, which places hundreds of tons of hydrocarbons into the air. Acid rain happens when nitrogen oxides combine with sulfur dioxide and reacts with other chemicals to create acid in the atmosphere. When this acid falls through rain, snow, or fog, it contaminates farmland and bodies of water. Global warming happens when nitrous oxide collects in the atmosphere with other gases, causing a gradual rise in the earth's temperature. Global warming can change weather patterns, which could hurt farming and food production and, actually can assist the spread of certain diseases, besides reeking disaster on cities and the land itself…
Burning fossil fuels pollutes not only the environment but our own bodies and our children's as well. The health problems associated with the oil industry is enormous. It is known to cause cancer, birth defects, heart disease, lung problems etc, etc, etc… Why anyone wouldn't buy the highest mpg vehicle they can, use public transportation, or do all they can to avoid fossil fuel use at all is mind-boggling.
We believe in supporting local farmers and businesses over foreign ones, even when it costs more to do so. One reason is the environment benefit. Anything that has to be shipped in uses fossil fuels and therefore pollutes from the day it was extracted from the ground, plus is risking spills and leaks all the way over, to the final destination and well into the future.
Another reason is basically to support our families, friends and neighbors, plain and simple, and not support any unfair labor practices! Supporting the fossil fuel industry also supports other nations economies instead of our own and sets us up for terrorism and war.
We understand that just by having a car, any car, one does damage to the planet… That there are plastic parts in cars, (made from fossil fuels)…. the energy to build these cars was huge…. that the highways and roadways we drive on are devastating to the natural world…. Etc…
In a perfect world there would be no pollution or poisons at all. We could walk or bike where we needed to go, or had some other sustainable form of transportation… We would grow our own food locally. Money, vanity and greed wouldn't be the driving force to most people… Population would not be growing…. But unfortunately we are not there.
Apart from a world wide disaster, change is not going to happen overnight. Whether by force or choice, we need to educate the masses. We need to make changes in our everyday lives. We need to show that there are green choices alongside unsustainable choices… and take those options!
As a society, we need to consider what would happen if, all of a sudden, we were cut off from imports. How would we get to work? How would we heat our homes? How would we feed our families?
We need to realize that everything we do, everything we buy has a negative affect on the natural world. How can we change our ways, and live our lives by doing as little harm to the planet and those around us?
We, as a nation, are using more and more fossil fuels, and we need to change our ways. It is literally killing us. Just by improving the fuel economy a little does nothing toward the future. The same is said by being satisfied with B20, or 20% biodiesel blended with 80% regular diesel.
We must get away from fossil fuels and focus on sustainability. We must change our attitudes of the "ME" society and question authority educating ourselves to the best we can.
Bio-Beetle believes in knowledge, peace, and reason. There is no place for prejudice, discrimination, ignorance, nor cruelty in our world.
We can't control everything that goes on but we can make the best choices that have a direct effect on what is around us.
You have a choice on Maui. We offer cars that run on 100% biodiesel, B100, made from recycled vegetable oil. B20, or any blend of fossil fuel and biodiesel is not enough!
We also realize that biodiesel isn't the one answer to this planets energy crisis. Biodiesel is a part of this world’s solution to its dependency on oil, but it is not the only answer. The world needs to change its ways and drastically cut down its use of energy no matter what its source. Even if someone is driving on pure biodiesel, they should not feel the right to drive as much as they want and use as much biodiesel as they can…
Biodiesel can and should only be made from totally sustainable renewable feedstock, even algae. It can even be made from 100% used / recycled oil from restaurants and oil that is not suitable for food, which is what is currently being used at the fueling stations Bio-beetle uses. But, biodiesel can also be made by stripping lands, ruining the environment, GMOs, and depleting food supplies, which is being done over seas and Bio-Beetle will not support those practices.
Just like any commodity, we must keep aware of where biodiesel comes from and how it is made, and we must do our best to see that it remains the best fuel option we have today, without exploiting the land and people around it.
Even if all fuel used in America today were biodiesel, and was made from renewable earth/future friendly sources, we would not have enough to support our current demand, so we each must still be conscious in our actions. We still need to cut down on our driving, walk, ride a bike, car pool when possible, and choose cars that get the greatest fuel economy.
Knowing this, we added gas hybrids to our fleet. We didnt want to, but we know that there isnt enough biodiesel on the planet to run every car, and decided to add the most fuel efficient cars we could. These cars get 50 mpg, which is the best offered at the time. If everyone turned in their gas guzzler and drove one of these cars, it would have a huge impact on the planet and fuel reserves.
Our recent addition, a 100% electric , plug in car, was exciting to add! It has zero emmissions! It doesn't even have a tail pipe! It uses no motor oil, and no transmission fluid!
With plug in cars, one has to understand that the emmissions are basically somewhere else... Wherever the source of the electricity is, and can be from sources like coal, oil, and even nuclear!
With that said, these cars are given a MPGE rating, miles per gallon equivalent. Basically an average mpg usage looking at how much fuel is used to make the electricity needed to charge the batteries. The Leaf, the electric car we have was given a 99 mpge.
Right now, on Maui, over 10% of the electricity is wind powered! Which is great! The rest of the electricity, from MECO, is fossil fuel, although, the electric company is adding even more wind turbins!
We also plug in the car at our house, when we get the chance, and that is 100% solar! Making it one of the Greenest cars on the planet!
Besides cars, we also need to look at other ways our habits are exploiting the land for fuel use. If we demand fuel we need to switch from a meat based diet to a grain based diet, since we can feed a lot more people and have more plants for fuel oil with grains, plus make ourselves healthier and the planet healthier! We need to change our consumer attitudes of getting anything and everything we want… We need to be active in government and demand changes that are best for the planet and those who live here…
Everything we do, everything we buy has an effect on our environment. We as individuals make choices everyday of doing what is best for the planet, our selves, and the future. Bio-beetle promises to do our best in making choices that are best for all and make sure the biodiesel we use is from sustainable earth friendly sources.
We will not offer cars that contain leather. Killing animals is not necessary. We do not need there skins, nor their flesh to survive. Therefore it is a selfish act of cruelty, is terrible for the planet, and it is against what we believe in. If we have a direct option to not torture other creatures, we should take it.
Raising animals for food, oil, or skin is another one of thee most destructive things we do to the planet and ourselves, which is said to be even worse than the fuel industry! It is bad for the environment, aggravates global hunger, brutalizes animals, and compromises our health…. Animals raised for their meat emit 21% of all carbon dioxide, therefore contribute more to global warming then any other single factor. 4.8 pounds of grain fed to cattle produces only one pound of beef for human beings, pollution from. U.S. factory farms generated 1.4 billion tons of animal waste in 1996, which, the Environmental Protection Agency reports, pollutes American waterways more than all other industrial sources combined. The formaldehyde and other chemicals that are used to cure the skin for leather is terrible for the environment and anyone breathing it in. More than a third of all raw materials and fossil fuels consumed in the U.S. are used in animal production. Eating animal products (as well as burning fossil fuels) has been proven to cause cancers, heart disease and countless other health problems. You can find fact after fact to support all of this. And we believe that to be a true environmentalist, one will do their best to not support the animal industry or oil industry.
We live in a bamboo house, off grid with solar and water catchment. We live very modestly with most items from resale shops or even from dumpster diving. We grow whatever we can for food, with a big garden and lots of fruit trees. We share our property as an animal sanctuary right now with over 60, otherwise homeless, cats.
Bio-Beetle is using earth friendly coolants, synthetic engine oil and non toxic cleaners. We will always choose the most natural, biodegradable options available. We lend out, for free, coolers, boogie boards, reusable shopping bags, etc... to help reduce needless consumerism, particularly of throwaway items that hurt the planet.. We are using 100% recycled or tree free paper in the office, organic cotton or resale clothes, and recycled items when available. Plus we are encouraging renters to bring in their recyclables and choose other eco travel options when available. We also ask our renters to take care of the cars, and do things such as rinse off sand before getting into the vehicles because even though they are supporting a non fossil fuel powered car, the electricity that is needed to vacuum the cars still is! So help reduce that use too, wherever you are!
We all must take responsibility for our actions. Look at everything you do. Is there a better, greener, non violent alternative?
Lets do it, right now!
Our mission is to be the "greenest",
rental car company on the planet.