The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized EnviroScience, Inc. with a Silver Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM (BFBSM) award, joining nearly 1,350 visionary businesses across the country.
With the announcement of 34 new and renewing BFBs today, EnviroScience joins a cutting-edge group of 1,343 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, DC, that are transforming the American workplace.
“As we celebrate National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists is excited to recognize a new class of businesses that are making their communities safer, happier, healthier, and more sustainable through bicycling,” said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We applaud this new round of Bicycle Friendly Businesses, including EnviroScience, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”
EnviroScience’s love for bicycling started a few years ago when the company’s Corporate Responsibility Committee (CRC) participated in the Buckeye Breakaway for the National MS Society. The event is a grueling 150 mile bike ride over 2 days to raise money for research and programs towards the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Several of EnviroScience’s employees suffer from the disease, and coworkers and friends came together to form “Team ES against MS”. Every summer the group gets together to train for the event. One of their riders, Tina Spellman, continues to place in the top 5 riders to complete the MS Society’s annual Buckeye Breakaway.
Since “Team ES against MS” was born, additional bicycle-friendly activities blossomed—bike bingo with prizes, a pot-luck to celebrate National Bike to Work Day, biking to local restaurants after work, adding bike racks in the workplace, and Safety and general maintenance clinics.
Being part of an environmental consulting company, the CRC is also a big advocate for reducing their carbon footprint. Every year the group comes up with a plan to negate the carbon released by their fleet of work vehicles. Part of the solution they came up with is to encourage employees who live close by to bike to and from work.
Moving forward, EnviroScience seeks to further promote cycling advocacy by working closely with other local Bicycle Friendly Businesses and the surrounding community. Access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League will help EnviroScience achieve their goal of becoming even more bicycle-friendly. The company strives to become a Gold or even Platinum level Bicycle Friendly Business someday.
To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/business.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, including the Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly Business, and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs.visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.