We believe in giving more to the planet, than what we take...
We know that the Ecommerce industry has a huge carbon footprint. That's why we counter our impact whenever we can; including in donating profits to innovative companies that are removing carbon from the air.
Here's how it works: For every order we receive, a formula is used to calculate the estimated shipping emissions. Based on those estimates, a portion of our revenue goes to carbon removal companies that have been vetted by scientists from Carbon Direct. Those companies use that money to remove however much carbon our shipments created. Any extra funds go toward the further development of carbon removal technologies.
With this initiative run by Shopify, small (and large) businesses globally have removed thousands of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere, and provided carbon-neutral shipping for more than millions of orders. Pretty cool!
Let's meet a few of the companies removing carbon from the sky.
Heirloom's direct air capture technology enhances the carbon mineralization process. Heirloom's technology speeds up the rate at which naturally occurring minerals capture CO₂ rather than using energy-intensive fans to draw air in.
Remora captures CO₂ from semi-truck tailpipes as they drive, with the CO₂ destined for long-term storage.
Charm captures CO₂ using plant waste, converts it into a stable, carbon-rich liquid, and safely stores it deep underground—out of reach of wildfires and soil erosion.