We wanted to make our shipments carbon-neutral, so we started using Shopify’s Planet app.
With the app we can make our shipments carbon-neutral by funding innovative companies that pull carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere and store it.
The Planet app neutralizes our shipping emissions and removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Carbon removal is the process of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then storing it.
For example, if a truck or a plane that delivers our shipment releases 1 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, then Shopify ensures that 1kg of CO2 is also sucked from the atmosphere and stored away using solutions and technologies in Shopify Sustainability Fund.
There is a fast-growing and evolving sector with many carbon removal technologies in different stages of development. These technologies include nature-based solutions, such as reforestation and soil carbon sequestration and more high-tech solutions, such as direct air capture and mineralization.
We also work with nonprofits (donating $1 - $1 from every product sold)
- Cool Effect: 'Think of us as a way to crowdfund the fight against climate change. We’re a non-profit dedicated to bringing the best carbon projects in the world to one platform. It’s never been easier to take action for Earth.'
One Tree Planted: 'One Tree Planted is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to global reforestation. The organization makes it simple for anyone to help the environment and support healthy forests.
All of One Tree Planted's projects are guided by the following six pillars of reforestation: air, water, biodiversity, social impact, health and climate. To achieve their impact, they collaborate with over 266 incredible reforestation partners, make an impact in over 43 countries and communities, and have planted over 40,000,000 trees.'
- World Wildlife Fund: 'WWF's mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution. We are committed to reversing the degradation of our planet's natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. We recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty and consumption patterns to meeting these goals.'