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Local Window Washer Pedals Down Gas Bill
Jim Ordway owner of local window cleaning business Beckon Call is using a bicycle and trailer to service retail customers in the Corvallis area. Battling rising gas prices and reducing their carbon footprint is all part of the strategy.
"It just makes sense," Ordway said. "It's really great for the environment, the MPG is literally infinite and I'm getting into shape."
The bicycle and trailer set-up, dubbed Beckon Call à la carte, is not practical for all the jobs Beckon Call performs. Any job that requires ladders taller than a 4-foot step ladder or heavy tools still requires a non-human powered vehicle. "I've been told I can get a trailer that will haul some of the bigger ladders, but with safety a major concern for this type of work it's just not practical. It would be very difficult to exert all the energy required in getting a big ladder to the job via bike and be ready to climb up and down ladders."
When asked what other sustainable processes Beckon Call is doing Ordway said, "Beckon Call has been utilizing a reduced water process for washing windows since we started. In the near future we would like to start harvesting rain water to make that even more efficient. It really is fun to work through all the different options and find practical ways to implement some great ideas."
Ordway said he was surprised at the number of positive comments from community members, "I knew it would be well received, but I was not expecting people to approach me and thank me for doing this. The fact that they are, well that's awesome!"
So, if you notice the Beckon Call truck parked around town, there's a good chance they are in sustainable mode, pedaling from customer to customer washing windows.
More information can be found at http://www.beckoncallservices.com/
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