P4P Recognition

2015  – AWARD

The Borough of HighBridge Green Award, 1/22/15

David Schweidenback is hereby the recipient of the High Bridge Environmental Commission’s eighth annual Borough of HighBridge Green Award for 2014 in recognition of his continuing dedication to promoting environmental preservation.
David Schweidenback was “Caught Being Green” by fellow residents who nominated him for this award for his ongoing environmental actions. David’s Pedals for Progress organization founded in 1991 rescues bicycles destined for overburdened US landfills and ships them to developing countries where they are sorely needed and highly valued. P4P Bikes are put to work not only is basic transportation, but are used as a supplement to school and community programs.
The Environmental Commission recognizes that David has had the distinguished honor of being twice invited delegate to the International Convention of Environmental Laureates in 2012 and 2013.
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of High Bridge, County of Hinterdon and and the State of New Jersey sincerely appreciate his commitment to reducing the amount of trash we generate and creating an awareness for environmentally sound transportation.
Mark Desire,  Mayor.

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2008 – AWARDS

Dave Schweidenback named a 2008 CNN Hero! Click here to watch a video that was featured on CNN this summer.

Skoll Foundation – The Social Edge Entrepreneur

2006 – AWARDS

2006 Citizen Service Awards -High Bridge, NJ
Dave Schweidenback named Citizen of the Year

1/5/2006 P4P has won the Forbes Enterprise Award!


“Congratulations Winners! After a rigorous judging process, which considered thousands of entries, the following companies have been selected
as winners for the Forbes Enterprise awards. These companies distinguished themselves and are being recognized for their ideas and innovations in business.” -Forbes.com The awards ceremony took  place on February 5, 2007 at New York’s Lincoln Center.

2002 -AWARDS

Robert Nordvall accepts the 2002 World Aware Award January 2003 – London, England
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2001- AWARDS

2001 Discovery Award


David Schweidenback accepts the presented by the Royal Geographical Society November 2001 – London, England


2000 – AWARDS

Rolex Foundation Prize for Entrepreneurship 2000

September 27, 2000, New York, NY
Pedals for Progress President David Schweidenback awarded the Rolex Foundation Prize for Entrepreneurship The Rolex Awards for Enterprise

1990’s AWARDS

1999 New Jersey Senate Resolution Commending David Schweidenback, as the founder of a “praiseworthy nonprofit commended for his selfless and tireless efforts in behalf of world humanity who by his deeds and example has provided a model of excellence in achievements and dedication and has set a standard toward which others might stride.” 1999 Federal Express Spotlight Program “Celebrating American Business” December 1998 Bicycle Industry Environmental Award Recycling Category, Bicycling Magazine

July 1997 Sargent Shriver Award for Humanitarian Service. Click here to read more

National Peace Corps Association NPCA is the alumni association of the over-100,000 former Peace Corps volunteers.
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December 1997 Pedals for Progress cited as “among the most responsible with donors’ money” in an analysis of Central New Jersey charities by the Courier News/Asbury Park Press

January 1996 E-Town and Tom’s of Maine E-chievement Award “Celebrating those who are making a positive difference in their communities and beyond”