June 19, 2019 – The CleanTech Alliance announces Hytch, an eco-friendly mobility rewards company, as their official clean mobility partner. The partnership is intended to promote smarter and better mobility choices for the entire northwest region that the CleanTech Alliance and its members represent by encouraging people to use the Hytch Rewards mobile app: a platform designed to put the power to reduce each individual’s carbon footprint directly in the palm of their hands — literally.
By downloading and using Hytch Rewards, anyone in the country can experience a clean technology solution already being used in highly congested cities like Seattle. The app gives users free access to carbon neutral travel by allowing them to share a ride with anyone in their contacts by using carpool, rideshare, or public transportation, all while the app calculates each mile traveled so Hytch can sponsor every trip with carbon offsets.
In addition to carbon neutral travel, certain communities have sponsors who support smart mobility decisions with cash rewards through the app in order to accomplish key goals related to sustainability or congestion. Local governments can reward and measure positive impacts on air quality. City planning organizations can target rewards to help reduce congestion. Employers can provide cash rewards for employees sharing rides to work to free up limited parking spaces. The CleanTech Alliance has chosen to partner with Hytch because they recognize any metric measured on the Hytch Rewards platform can be tied directly to a clean mobility decision that is good for the planet.
The CleanTech Alliance will be launching their partnership with Hytch Rewards at the 2019 CleanTech Innovation Showcase in Seattle on June 24th and 25th. The Showcase will be held at Seattle’s Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to see twenty-four competitively selected presentations from a wide range of clean technology topics. On June 25th, CleanTech Alliance members will continue the showcase in a follow-up Western States Innovation Workshop. Attendees and presenters alike are encouraged to join the Alliance in supporting our environment by sharing rides throughout the event, and beyond, using the Hytch Rewards app.
“As Hytch continues to expand in Seattle, we are encouraged to partner with a mission driven organization like CleanTech Alliance who understands the value that sharing rides can have on our communities and our economy.” said Hytch CEO, Michael Jackson. “We look forward to demonstrating our readily available technology to the thought leaders at CleanTech and the environmentally conscious innovators and attendees at their events.”
“We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with an entrepreneurial innovation that has the potential to do great things in our region by promoting ridesharing, reducing traffic, and mitigating the impact of carbon,” remarked Tom Ranken, President and CEO of the CleanTech Alliance. “Hytch represents just the kind of innovation that we want to see grow.”
About the CleanTech Alliance
CleanTech Alliance represents more than 300 member companies and organizations across the greater Northwest region. Founded in 2007 by business leaders, the organization facilitates the generation and growth of cleantech companies, jobs, products and services to advance the cleantech economy. CleanTech Alliance offers a range of business services and benefits uniquely designed to help businesses gain visibility, access services at a lower cost and benefit from public policy.
About Hytch Rewards https://hytch.me/
Hytch LLC is a Nashville-based social impact technology company that rewards people to lower carbon emissions, protect clean air and reduce traffic congestion by logging their shared commutes with the Hytch Rewards platform. By using the free app for iPhone and Android, Hytch promotes the habits of sharing a ride by enabling users to “Save Trees” and earn cash rewards when available in sponsored markets. Hytch received a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. It was recognized as the Nashville Technology Council’s Emerging Company of the Year, and received the Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Sustainable Transportation Award, and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s 2018 NEXT Award as a Social Enterprise and Sustainability Startup. To learn more about Hytch, visit www.hytch.me or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.