TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV: FD), a “people-and-planet first” eco-friendly rideshare, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Toronto Zoo’s Scenic Drive-Thru Safari as the sustainable rideshare partner. Guests will be able to purchase exclusive “Eco-Safari Experience” tickets, which will include Toronto Zoo Scenic Safari passes and Facedrive rides to and from the Toronto Zoo. The tickets will be available on the Facedrive Marketplace website.
Amid the pandemic, the Toronto Zoo announced the opening of a new drive-thru model for visitors to enjoy the Zoo from the safety of their own vehicle. Since its opening on May 23, 2020, the model has received overwhelming support among Torontonians and allowed the Zoo to welcome an average of 1,100 vehicles a day. The partnership between Facedrive and the Toronto Zoo is aimed at extending the offer to the visitors who don’t have or want to use their own vehicle.
“Toronto’s Zoo is always looking for new and exciting ways to make experiences more accessible to our community. This innovative partnership with Facedrive provides another opportunity for our guests to enjoy their Zoo from the safety of their vehicles,” said Dolf DeJong, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Zoo.
Facedrive’s “people-and-planet-first” business model is designed to offset carbon emissions for every ride taken in hybrid and gasoline-powered vehicles, which is achieved by planting trees in the areas where the platform is operating. Facedrive’s innovative, state-of-the-art, in-app algorithm calculates estimated CO2 emissions for each car journey and allocates a monetary value to local organizations to plant trees. Last year alone, Facedrive planted over 3,500 trees together with Forests Ontario, its local planting partner in Toronto and the GTA. Facedrive’s ESG (environmental, social and governance) mandate will allow visitors to enjoy a local attraction in a more sustainable and ethical way.
“We are thrilled to announce the partnership with the Toronto Zoo on its inaugural Scenic Safari Drive-Thru experience. It will allow guests to access our Zoo’s full viewing experience with the help of Facedrive’s eco-friendly rideshare platform in order and in line with our commitment to protect and preserve our planet,” said Facedrive’s Chief Executive Officer Sayan Navaratnam.
“At Facedrive, we believe that every little thing one does to help the planet adds up. We can collectively work together to make a difference by doing simple things such as choosing sustainable transportation options. It is through these contributions to both people and the planet that Facedrive seeks to position itself as a rideshare platform of choice for the environmentally-conscious consumer,” added Navaratnam.
Facedrive is a multi-faceted “people-and-planet first” platform offering socially-responsible services to local communities with a strong commitment to doing business fairly, equitably and sustainably. Facedrive rideshare was the first to offer green transportation solutions in the TaaS space, planting thousands of trees and giving users a choice between EVs, hybrids and conventional vehicles. Facedrive Marketplace offers curated merchandise created from sustainably sourced materials. Facedrive Foods offers contactless deliveries of healthy foods right to consumers’ doorsteps. Facedrive Health develops innovative technological solutions to the most acute health challenges of the day. Facedrive is changing the ridesharing, food delivery, e-commerce and health tech narratives for the better, for everyone.
For more about Facedrive, visit www.facedrive.com.
About Toronto Zoo
The Toronto Zoo’s mission is to connect people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction and our vision is a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive.
More than a tourist attraction, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats – from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational center for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day except December 25 and attracts approximately 1.2 million guests each year.
Toronto Zoo is accredited by Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo has also achieved the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) Certificate of Good Animal Practice® and is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
For more information about the Scenic Safari, visit www.torontozoo.com/scenicsafari/.
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