Planting a tree with your order lets you offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the shipments that are delivered to you. We use industry models to determine the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere for each shipment, and then evaluates an amount per shipment to offset those emissions.
For each shipment that is delivered, the following data is accounted for:
|Factor||Primary value||If the primary value isn't available|
|Weight||Weight of the shipment||An average shipment weight|
|Distance||Distance traveled according to the tracking data||Straight-line distance between the origin and destination address, multiplied by an uncertainty factor|
|Type of transportation||Truck or plane carbon emissions, determined by speed and distance||Truck emissions|
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 CO2 from 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.
Where does my money go?
We have partnered with teamtrees.org to take action against deforestation by planting millions of trees and in return reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Can this be ordered separately?
Of course, we gladly accept carbon neutral orders alone. In fact, our average add to cart rate with this add-on is below 20%. Your contribution would be making up for that 80%, so thank you!