evo Reaches Tenth Year Offering Carbonfree® Shipping
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Based in Seattle, Washington, evo was founded with the intent of bringing the highest quality action sports products and apparel to thousands of happy customers, and was inspired by the huge demand for quality equipment and the desire to create a gathering place for people that love the lifestyle they embody. evo caters to the ski, snowboard, wakeboard and skateboard enthusiast and explores the collaboration between culture and sport by seamlessly joining fashion, music, art, and sport.
Passion for building community is a driving force; both on a national level and locally in Seattle, and building community also means preserving and protecting the natural environment that outdoor sport enthusiasts share.
As part of the company’s environmental leadership, evo was a launch partner for the Carbonfree® Shipping program with Carbonfund.org in 2007, and for the past ten years, evo has offered its customers a simple, affordable way to neutralize the carbon emissions created by shipping their products to customers. Together, evo and its customers have neutralized over 6.4 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions – that’s equivalent to taking over 600 passenger cars off the roads for a full year!
“Carbonfund.org was clearly the best partner for our business for several reasons,” explains Bryce Phillips, evo Founder and Owner. “Firstly, they are the only non-profit organization among the companies offering carbon offsetting. Secondly, due in part to their non-profit status they can offer the same product (carbon offsetting) at the best price. Lastly, Carbonfund.org has been amazing to work with at every stage of the implementation in our website checkout. They were extremely helpful with messaging and promotion as well as logistics and aiding in the calculation of offset amounts. Here’s to keeping the winters cool!”
Outdoor sports and activity enthusiasts have regular opportunities to be immersed in the natural environment. Many visit the same locations year after year, often able to observe the negative effects of climate change, habitat destruction, and encroaching urban sprawl. Many companies that provide products and services to the outdoorsy types are aware of the impact of their operational emissions on the environment and have taken steps to address the issue.
evo seeks to involve its customers in the company’s environmental commitment and to raise awareness about how easy and effective carbon offsetting can be. evo customers help spread the word about the options people have to green up their lives by supporting Carbonfund.org’s clean air and carbon reduction projects, and help pave the way for other companies to offer carbon offsetting. That’s industry leadership – making a commitment, leading by example, and encouraging customers and supporters to join in the effort to transition to a cleaner energy future.