Climate Ride works diligently to create the most sustainable multi-day endurance events in the country. We believe it's important to keep our events as low impact as possible. Read on to learn about how we reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the planet!
On Climate Ride, you won't see plastic cups, bottles, plastic goodie bags or any of the throwaway waste that you typically see at sporting events. Climate Riders often bring their own water bottles and coffee mugs -- all they need to enjoy beverages on the trip! There are plenty of non-bagged goodies, as well as drink coolers, at our snack stops, but we downsize the unnecessary waste. While our focus is on reducing and reusing, we also work hard to collect and recycle any cans and bottles that do crop up.
Responsible Web Hosting
Our web host, AISO helps us in our commitment to a green business model. In addition to using energy efficient hosting technologies, AISO powers 100% of its facilities with solar energy.
Sustainable Jersey Fabrics
Beginning in 2017, Climate Ride's bike jerseys are made with Primal's Echofe' fabric. This is a sustainable, fully recyclable fabric which incorporates recycled coffee grounds! It is produced in a low-temperature, high-pressure, and energy-saving process. On top of its sustainable qualities, it has a 200% faster drying time, 3x the odor protection and 5x the UV protection than cotton.
While we know carbon offsets aren't license to emit at will, purchasing them is a way to support projects that reduce carbon emissions, and raise awareness that you can't reduce what you don't measure. Our motto is to reduce, reduce, reduce, and offset what remains. We offset all carbon emissions associated with our operations and office space. We also offset staff travel to and from the events.
Thank you to ClearSky Climate Solutions for creating and supporting our environmental services offsets. ClearSky has teamed up with Climate Ride for many years to mitigate the emissions associated with our office and our events. ClearSky works globally to avoid the emissions of greenhouse gasses, sequester CO2 and catalyze quality renewable energy projects. Use this handy Carbon Calculator to calculate your carbon footprint and then purchase offsets. ClearSky is specifically focused on avoiding the deforestation and degradation of tropical forests and rehabilitating degraded ecosystems through community action to establish new forests with multiple native species plantations. Do what you can to live a little greener. We'll do the same.