Hytch Rewards Receives 2018 Sustainable Transportation Award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2018) – Hytch, LLC, the Nashville-based social impact technology company behind the smartphone app Hytch Rewards, has earned a 2018 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award for its role in changing transit behavior and improving public health and safety across the state.
The Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award recognizes Hytch’s outstanding initiatives to improve the efficiency, accessibility, affordability and sustainability of transportation systems in the state. The award was presented today by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Department of Transportation and Tennessee Clean Fuels at the fourth annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum.
“We are honored to receive this award, but the recognition really belongs to our user community because every day they’re making smart mobility choices that take cars off the road and protect our environment,” said Mark Cleveland, CEO and co-founder of Hytch. “Traffic congestion is Nashville’s current status quo. Together with diverse community partners, Hytch is working to overcome this status quo by rewarding sustainable actions. We believe in people, and we built our platform around two people doing the right thing. It’s working, it’s growing, and it’s something to celebrate.”
This award comes after Hytch’s recent recognition as the Nashville Technology Council’s Emerging Company of the Year, as well its Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award win.
Since its February 2018 launch, Hytch has provided a socially conscious solution to traffic congestion by incentivizing citizens who rideshare and use public transit for daily commutes and related travel. Hytch also partners with Carbon Credit Capital to voluntarily offset the direct emissions from miles driven during a Hytch ride to be zero emissions miles, going beyond simply tracking carbon neutral rides – where two people are in a vehicle instead of one – and carbon negative rides, where there are three or more people.