A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere. Offsets are measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent.
Transportation used to ship orders burns fossil fuels and generates carbon emissions. Those emissions trap heat, leading to climate change. Offsetting allows us to minimize your carbon footprint, and neutralize your shipping emissions that contribute to climate change. As you place orders on Poshimart you are supporting an environmentally-friendly business that invests in sustainability initiatives to counteract the environmental impact of shipping.
We're excited to work with Pachama through Shopify and contribute to certified projects, complying with the best-in-class carbon offset protocols and standards.
Every month, we calculates the total emissions generated by your shipped orders, and that number becomes our monthly Offset cost. Our Offset payments go towards forest protection initiatives.
"We actually all care about the environment, and most people believe in climate change and believe that mankind has something to do with that - how much is scientifically debatable, but there is some effect and we all have an interest in reducing carbon emissions, just having cleaner air, cleaner oceans. It's something we can get behind." - Dan Crenshaw