All Shipments Are Now Carbon Neutral
Recently, our ecommerce host Shopify introduced a simple way to make all shipments carbon neutral. Their Planet app automatically tracks shipping emissions and invests in quality carbon offset initiatives like regenerative ranching and biomass sequestration for a small fee. We jumped on board right away at the Millennium tier (the highest level of investment). We're happy to pay an extra few cents/order (on us!) for this service.
According to our Planet dashboard, since signing up last month we've already offset 40kg of carbon emissions. Each carbon reduction project has been vetted by the Shopify Sustainability Fund, which has committed more than $30 million to these same projects.
Carbon offsetting can be a tricky topic. It can be rightfully critiqued for issues of oversight, greenwashing, and for potentially promoting easy-out "forgiveness" for bad industry behavior. But as a small retailer with an environmentally conscious customer base, we really like that our shipments (which would be sent anyway) can now so easily contribute directly to action in this area.