Ottawa’s velofix Joins Carbon Neutral Businesses

OTTAWA AND AREA, July 9, 2020 — Ottawa’s mobile bike shop velofix is making its fleet carbon neutral through the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation. In spring 2021, 196 trees will take root to offset the carbon dioxide emissions produced by velofix’s fleet of three vans which are fully stocked mobile bike shops.

The trees will be a mixture of robust native Canadian seedlings such as white cedar, white pine, white spruce and red oak and they will be planted on marginal farmland within the Rideau Valley Watershed. Trees are like little environmental cleaning stations. They grow by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air and holding the carbon molecules in their trunk, stems and roots. Trees also purify water, modify local microclimates, protect against soil erosion, produce life-giving oxygen and create wildlife habitat — all at no extra cost. 

Serving Ottawa and Orleans, the velofix team is committed to efficiently travel to reach their clients. Offsetting their carbon dioxide emissions is just one of their efforts to be “green.” They have also invested route-optimizing software that helps coordinate routes and ensure smart, efficient travel.

“We are always looking for ways to better serve our community,” said owner and velofix spokes-person (wink – a little bike humour) Adam Kourakis. “Keeping the air fresh and clean for Ottawa bikers just makes sense and planting trees is a great way to help.”

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