Recently, we have been paying a lot of attention to our current sustainability strategies, and ways we can implement new tactics to help build a more sustainable future. We are determined to set a positive example through our actions, which is why we have begun offsetting our carbon emissions with Shopify. By using your funds to purchase carbon credits, we are helping to support initiatives for each order that we ship to help create a greener future.
Offset lets us offset carbon emissions from shipments that we deliver. It uses industry models to determine the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere for each shipment and charges an amount to offset these emissions.
All contributions are currently funding the Jari Para Forest Conservation Project in the Amazon Rainforest. The charges from Offset go towards protecting the existing forest, improving forest management practices, and verifying the progress of the project. It is important to protect mature forests rather than just planting new trees because these have the best carbon absorbing powers.
In just under a month, we have protected 619.5 m² of forest area, which is the equivalent to 82 seedlings protected. Since using Offset, we have protected 6,344.7 m² of forest area in total, which means 670.6kg of shipping emissions have been offset.
As well as offsetting carbon emissions, we are making an effort to start using more sustainable packaging to ship our orders. We understand that most of our customers are changing their habits to lower their impact on the environment, so we want to make this an easier process for them by creating packaging that is easier to be recycled.
At William Wood Mirrors, we believe our customers should be offered an authentic service, so we are always continuing and striving to apply sustainability throughout the process from start, to finish.
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