Carbon Offset

 

Ever Single Order. Always. 🌲🌎



Estimated CO₂ emissions, from the shipping of every order, are automatically calculated and the cost to offset those emissions is automatically billed to me at no cost to you.


Although the contributions from this little shop will be small, every little bit goes towards a much larger project, with funding coming in from thousands of other online shops, thus having the financial sway to actually make a real difference.





Estimated CO₂ emissions are calculated using variables such as:

 

   Package Weight

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Distance Travelled

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Mode of Transportation




Currently your contributions are funding the Jarí Para Forest Conservation Project in the Amazon Rainforest.

This project covers 496,988 hectares of tropical forest in Brazil, an area the size of Donegal or more than 5x times the size of Dublin, protecting more than 2,400 species of flora and fauna within it.

 



 




The front end of this shop runs on the platform Shopify, who for businesses, like this one, that have chosen to opt in, have enabled us to enlist and be billed for carbon offsetting all of our orders, forever.

I honestly think this is the least that could be done by online retailers amongst the current crisis we face. I'm making an effort to publicise the fact that this shop carbon offsets orders in an effort to encourage others to do the same and to make it the done thing that customers come to expect.


Carbon offsetting is not a perfect solution and comes with it's fair share of criticism, mainly as it does nothing to curb emissions generated in the first place. Nevertheless, I truly believe it is a step in the right direction.

 

In addition, I contribute 1% of Stripe payments from freelance creative work towards Carbon Removal (a step beyond offsetting) - learn more here



For more information see Pachama Jari Para Project, this Pachama Medium Post and also Shopify's Blog.

If you have any questions please get in contact here