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Carbon Offsetting – every bit counts!


14 January 2021
The Gentle Cycling Company is proud to be certified “Climate positive business operations” with Ekos. We have measured and offset 120% of our carbon footprint (6.69 tonnes of CO2) for operations for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (our 2020 financial year) with certified carbon credits. These offsets grow and protect forests in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and help to deliver climate resilience, waterways protection, erosion control, biodiversity conservation and community economic development.
Certificate # 40000449

We’re the first cycle tourism operator in New Zealand, with ekos, to be climate positive. Interestingly, our largest chunk of carbon emissions (63%) are from operating our vehicle fleet. We took active steps back in October 2019 to upgrade to a newer petrol van that was more comfortable for our customers, more economic to run and also more gentle on the environment.

Many of you will have experienced testing your bikes for your trip in our carpark surrounded by native trees. We’re fortunate to share our lovely cycle base in Stoke with the Nikau Gardens (native plant nursery) here on Nayland Road, so close to the cycle trails.

We’re currently researching how you can actively show your love for Aotearoa by planting a forest of the future when you cycle with us. Read more about this initiative with Tourism New Zealand and Trees that Count.

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411 Nayland Road, Stoke
Nelson, New Zealand
(Off-street parking available, subject to availability)

Phone: 0800 932 453
International: +64 3 929 5652

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We are evolving and adapting to minimise our impact on this wonderful planet we call Te Ao / Earth. Choosing to offset 120% of the carbon emitted by our vehicles and electricity consumption, the wonderful people at Ekos are rewilding Mohua, an indigenous forest in Golden Bay. We're proud to support this and other great initiatives to improve the biodiversity and resilience of our natural habitats.

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