At A Glance


NEGEF staff


Amherst, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Climate Change & Energy

Active since:


Grants Received In:

  • 2014
  • 2009

Tax Status:


Core volunteers:


Community Size:


Our Purpose

to seed change in the Pioneer Valley with a strong belief that sustainable energy is attainable while strengthening the local community and economy.To reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, oil consumption and mitigate traffic while providing access to low cost, flexible rides to those in need.

Summary of Projects

RideBuzz received a small grant in 2008 for website improvements needed to ensure consistent and timely delivery to the rideshare system in the Amherst, MA region. The RideBuzz site is heavily used by the Amherst community, especially young people who are more practiced in accessing technology and ride sharing. Ridesharing provides a way to reduce greenhouse emission, oil consumption and mitigate traffic while providing access to low-cost, flexible rides for those in need.

Ridebuzz received a grant in 2009 to support and Elder Rideshare Project that increased transportation and mobility options for elders by fostering cross-demographic community based ride sharing.