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We're a Bicycle-Friendly Business! 🚲

Honest Weight Food Co-op named a Bicycle Friendly Business
by the League of American Bicyclists

HWFC Joins 1,366 Businesses Across the Country that Prioritize Supporting Cyclists

Albany, NY - This spring, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Honest Weight Food Co-op with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside 1,366 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America.

By kicking off the new decade alongside 153 new and renewing BFBs, Honest Weight Food Co-op joins local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, DC, in a commitment to transform American workplaces to be more welcoming to customers and employees who bike.

“When places make it easier for people to choose to bike, they are building safer, stronger, and better connected communities. The League of American Bicyclists is thrilled when organizations like Honest Weight Food Co-op join us in this movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America. When more people are biking to work or shop, life is better for everyone,” says Executive Director Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists. 

Part of Honest Weight’s mission as a cooperative is to educate on and bring awareness to topics surrounding sustainability and environmental issues. They encourage bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provide amenities such as covered bike lockers and incentives such as a Bicycle Commuter Benefit Program, which allows staff who bike to work to receive up to $240 each year.

“We try to highlight the things folks in our community can do to lessen our impact on the environment,” said Alexis DeLaTorre, Employment & Retention Specialist. “Anything we can do to encourage habit shifts around single-use plastics, bicycling or walking instead of driving, growing vegetable or pollinator gardens--it takes many people investing in these ideas and making these kinds of changes for the impact to spread.”

Moving forward, Honest Weight Food Co-op will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When employees bike, great things happen, including decreased carbon footprint, connection to community, and a vibrant, fun, and healthy work culture.

To learn more about the BFB program, or to apply, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/business.

About The League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at www.bikeleague.org.

About Honest Weight Food Co-op

Honest Weight, established in 1976, is open to the public seven days a week. It is a member-owned and -operated consumer cooperative that is committed to providing the community with affordable, high quality natural foods and products for healthy living. Its mission is to promote more equitable, participatory and ecologically sustainable ways of living. 

Contact

To learn more, please contact:

Alexis DeLaTorre
AlexisD@honestweight.coop
100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Fax: (518) 482-8329

 

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