Startup Company Walkolution Aims to Plant 1 Million Trees to Offset Production Emission

Startup Company Walkolution Aims to Plant 1 Million Trees to Offset Production Emission

Munich, based startup company Walkolution has started a climate campaign in September 2020 with a dedicated mission to plant 1 million trees to compensate for the CO2 emissions caused by their production and the wooden materials used in their treadmill desks.

The company is thus strengthening its already ongoing ecological efforts. Thus in the products only FSC certified wood from sustainable German forestry is used. Furthermore, the company's production facilities are heated with the company's own waste from production.

So far Walkolution has offset 18.42 tonnes of CO2, supporting a range of reforestation projects in Madagascar, Tanzania and Nicaragua. Under the brand’s climate campaign, trees are planted for each product purchased and for each newsletter subscription.

Commenting the new campaign, Walkolution´s CEO Dr. Eric Söhngen says: "Every tree that is planted receives a certificate. Additionally, there will be an upcoming feature integrated with an app, in which a tree will be planted automatically when a customer have walked 10,000 steps on the treadmill. This new feature not only protects the environment, but also improves human health and incentivizes employees to combine health promoting behavior with ecological action."

WALKOLUTION MTD700R Treadmill Desk.
More than 70% of the product are made of FSC certified wood.

Walkolution has partnered up with Tree-Nation – an organisation dedicated to fighting climate change and deforestation, as well as supporting local economies and communities. Tree-Nation facilitates tree planting projects all over the world with a main focus on the tropical regions. As trees can grow much faster in the tropics, more CO2 can be captured. Furthermore, the tropical regions are suffering from heavy deforestation and 85% of the terrestrial biodiversity is being threatened, with many species on the brink of extinction. Tree-Nation has made the tree planting experience super easy, fun and user-friendly so that more and more people join the cause to reforest the world.

To learn more about Walkolution’s climate campaign, visit the campaign website.


About Walkolution

Walkolution GmbH is a Munich-based start-up that is developing a revolutionary treadmill for use in the workplace. The company's vision is a world where everyone can work the way evolution and biology have shaped us, instead of being forced into a sedentary lifestyle that carries a high risk for long-term physical and mental health.

Walkolution was founded in 2017 by Eric Söhngen and Frank Ackermann. The products are based on scientific research and a sustainable manufacturing philosophy.


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