WE NEUTRALIZE SHIPPING EMISSIONS WITH FOREST CONSERVATION.
We're continually inspired by living in a state of nature, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. We prefer environments that are not tamed or domesticated. The most majestic things are found in natural growth and produced without cultivation - or the influence of humans.
We don't separate these values from the way we approach our business. We continually strive to minimize our impact on the environment from responsibly-sourced materials to the use of 100% recycled packaging.
To extend these principles beyond the confines of our own business, we also actively address the carbon emissions associated with each and every shipment. The cost to neutralize our shipping emissions is calculated - and we make a direct contribution for that amount to protect forests.
HOW IS THE COST OF EMISSIONS CALCULATED?
Industry data is used to determine how much CO₂ emissions are released into the atmosphere, based on our shipments.
Our estimated monthly CO₂ emissions are calculated using the following variables:
PACKAGE WEIGHT: The average weight of delivered packages.
DISTANCE TRAVELLED: The distance that packages traveled, from Bearsville NY to destination.
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: The mode of transportation used to deliver packages to our customers.
This calculation provides the cost to offset emissions based on our delivered shipments. Each month our company donates this amount to sustainability initiatives - to balance the environmental impact of our shipping emissions.
We are currently funding the Jarí Para REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation project in the Amazon Rainforest, a Verified Carbon Standard project certified by Pachama.
To learn more about this initiative, please visit The Jari Para Forest Conservation Project.