Tern Bicycles has announced that on January 20, Inauguration Day, they will be donating 100% of profits to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in an effort to support the fight to protect our planet’s natural resources.
The NRDC is one of the nation’s most powerful environmental groups, made up of over 2 million members, including lawyers, scientists, and activists working to “ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.” Recently, the NRDC has launched a campaign urging citizens to tell their senators to “Vote NO on Donald Trump’s cabinet of pollutors.”
President of Tern, Josh Han, states that “January 20th is going to be a significant day – one that brings momentous changes to efforts to preserve our planet. Tern believes that keeping the planet a livable place is something that everybody can get behind. That’s the reason why we will be hosting a sales event on January 20th and donating 100 percent of its profits to the National Resources Defense Council.”
Environmentally-conscious decisions aren’t a first for Tern. The folding bike company already donates at least 1% of profits each year to environmental or social causes. As stated on their website, “we all want to live in a world with clean water, clean air, and safe food. But with things going the way they are, it’s getting harder and harder. We need to work to protect our planet and we need to support the individuals and groups that are bearing the brunt of that responsibility.”
Tern also makes an effort to minimize the impact of the company on the environment. They try to minimize packaging, eliminate the use of harmful chemicals, and make their products to be repairable, rather than replaceable. Most of the employees walk, bike, or take public transit to work, and they regularly participate in events as a company that give back to the community.
Interested in taking advantage of the Inauguration Day sale? Check out http://store.ternbicycles.com/ (in the U.S.) or http://premiumbikegear.com/ (International). Tern also commits to using a Tern dealer to fulfill orders whenever possible to support local businesses.