What is carbon neutral?
Increased carbon dioxide (and equivalent)—CO2e—levels are a significant and harmful contributor to climate change.
Most people don't consider the environmental impact of their online shopping deliveries—just clickety-click and, like magic, it's on your doorstep. But the logistics involved generate a huge amount of CO2—over 10% of global CO2e emissions are from transport and logistics.
Being carbon neutral means that your net release of CO2e into the atmosphere is zero.
How do we offset?
Shipping can take a toll on the environment. That’s why Folkreligion and Sendle delivery has been 100% carbon neutral from day one. We calculate the carbon footprint of each and every shipment and purchase offsets from invaluable environmental projects around the world.
Zero. That’s precisely the carbon footprint of every shipment you get from us. So, that must feel good.
|We calculate the highest amount of carbon that could be generated by any given package send. This generates a carbon yield number. Using that number as a guide, we use a portion of each package cost to fund sustainability projects via South Pole.|
|This partnership enables us to support genuinely world-changing initiatives aimed at preserving and regenerating natural ecosystems, whether it’s restoring endangered rainforest habitats or providing clean water access for communities in Africa. By doing so, we ensure that all Sendle deliveries have a net carbon footprint of zero. Actually zero!|
Carbon Neutral Projects
Boobera Native Forest Regeneration
Project Year: 2020
By excluding livestock and managing invasive pests, native forests and the local flora and fauna will be restored. Further, future forest growth will sequester carbon and create a passive revenue stream for rural landholders.
Madre de Dios Amazon Conservation
Project Year: 2019
The Amazon is celebrated as a hub of biodiversity. Yet it remains under constant threat from human interference – most recently as a result of the new Inter Ocean Highway. The Peruvian Madre de Dios rainforest is home to eleven endangered wildlife species (including the jaguar and giant armadillo) and four endangered plant species. This project limits the impact of human immigration and development through sustainable timber concessions, as well as community education and support.
Myamyn Conservation Project
Project Year: 2019
A true blue Aussie legend, the Long-nosed Potoroo, is still under threat. The Potoroo community in the Annya State forest was logged in the 1980’s and visits by feral cats, invasive plants and illegal poaching mean the little guy is still on the endangered list. By protecting against further tree clearing, and replanting with natural vegetation, this project ensures these amazing animals don’t become another extinction statistic.
Afognak Forest Carbon
Project Year: 2019
Logging has long threatened the diverse wildlife of Afognak’s coastal temperate rainforests. The Afognak Forest Carbon project encompasses 8,219 acres of protected old-growth Sitka Spruce forests, lakes, wetlands, and streams, which are home to a diverse set of wildlife such as the Kodiak brown bear, rainbow trout, Arctic char, and several species of Pacific salmon. This project maintains, restores, and protects this pristine wilderness and its wildlife in perpetuity.
Project Year: 2018
Breathing Space involves the dissemination of 300,000 durable, affordable and clean energy cookstoves. The project helps families breathe healthier air and spend less time and money on cooking fuel. This places a smaller demand on forests, and emits fewer greenhouse gases, as well as creating a sustainable channel of market distribution.
Borneo Rainforest Rehabilitation Project
Project Year: 2017
Borneo (along with Sumatra) is the only place where tigers, rhinos, orangutans, and elephants live together. This project aims to restore one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, trapping carbon and providing habitat for this endangered, exotic wildlife.
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