A KIND CLOTH HAS CHOSEN TO CARBON OFFSET OUR DELIVERIES TO OUR CUSTOMERS.
Transportation used to ship your orders may burn fossil fuels and generate carbon emissions. These carbon emissions trap heat, leading to air pollution and global warming.
To help remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere, our shipping emissions are calculated, by cost, to neutralise them. These monies are used to support quality forest projects which reduce emissions, removing carbon dioxide from our air.
As greenhouse gases are reduced, the forest ecosystem and its wildlife inhabitants are protected.
Choosing to make an environmental impact, working with Shopify and Pachama.
WHAT ARE CARBON OFFSETS?
A carbon offset reduces the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere so that increased greenhouse gases elsewhere have a net impact of 0. For example, suppose a truck releases 150 g of CO2 in one mile, and actions to preserve a forest remove 150 g of CO2from the atmosphere. If you purchase one carbon offset that supports forest preservation for each mile that a truck travels, then the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere remain the same.
- The models and estimates are not exact, but Offset overestimates your emissions to make sure that they are entirely offset.
- Only CO2 is offset. Other emissions, such as CH4, N2O, or GFG, are not offset. However, CO2 accounts for 95% of the climate impact from burning fossil fuels for transportation.
WHAT PROJECTS DOES OFFSET CURRENTLY FUND?
Offset is currently sourcing offsets from the Acapa – Bajo Mira y Frontera Forest Conservation Project in Colombia through Pachama to counteract the emissions from shipping every order.
This is a Verified Carbon Standard certified project that will be verified by Pachama using their monitoring technology. The charges from Offset go towards protecting the existing forest, improving the biomass through better forest management practices, and verifying the progress of the project.