Bird Announces Its Commitment to Sustainability by Planting Trees in Indianapolis

Bird partners with One Tree Planted to plant a tree locally for every ride taken on Thursday, June 1, 2023 and Friday, June 2, 2023

Bird Global, Inc. (NYSE:BRDS), a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, announced today its next campaign with strategic partner One Tree Planted to amplify its sustainability impact in Indianapolis, Indiana.

With Bird's commitment to a more sustainable future at the forefront of its operations, the company remains focused on reducing gas-powered car trips, decreasing traffic congestion, and lowering carbon emissions. For the past four years in Indianapolis, Bird riders have taken over one million rides, using Bird e-scooters and e-bikes to get to work, run errands, meet friends, and connect to public transit--culminating in a 127 metric ton reduction of CO2 emissions.

This June, Bird is partnering with One Tree Planted to donate money from every ride taken in Indianapolis, Indiana to plant trees locally. By choosing to ride Bird, Indianapolis riders are actively choosing sustainable transport, and giving back to their community. The campaign will support environmental conservation and restoration in Indianapolis, Indiana, resulting in trees planted where they're needed most, in order to make a meaningful impact on the environment.

Today, there is increased recognition of the importance of adopting sustainable practices in our daily routines. Alongside opting for eco-friendly alternatives like e-scooter or e-bike rides instead of driving, Bird motivates its riders to contribute to a greater cause. Planting trees is consistently identified as one of the most effective methods to combat the detrimental consequences of climate change. Trees play a crucial role in purifying the air we breathe, purifying the water we consume, and serving as habitats for over 80 percent of the Earth's land-based biodiversity.

"We are thrilled to partner with Bird US on an urban forestry project located in an Indianapolis neighborhood. The trees that are planted will have a considerable impact on residents' quality of life and help build a more resilient community overall,” One Tree Planted Founder and Chief Environmental Optimist Matt Hill, said.

About Bird

Bird is an electric vehicle company dedicated to bringing affordable, environmentally friendly transportation solutions such as e-scooters and e-bikes to communities across the world. Bird’s cleaner, affordable, and on-demand mobility solutions are available in more than 350 cities, primarily across Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. We take a collaborative, community-first approach to micromobility. Bird partners closely with the cities in which it operates to provide a reliable and affordable transportation option for people who live and work there.

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About One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is dedicated to global reforestation. They plant trees to restore nature and biodiversity. They also raise awareness about the importance of trees, offer businesses like ours a simple sustainability solution, and motivate younger generations to do something positive for the environment.


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