BCB UPDATE - Carbon Neutral Shipping
We are Proud to Offer 100% Carbon Neutral Shipping
At Big City Beards we are proud to work with Offset by Shopify to offer Carbon Neutral Shipping for all our products to our customers. We are focused on maintaining sustainable environmentally friendly practices, sourcing certified organic ingredients, using only fair-trade suppliers, and an unwavering commitment to quality. We continue to look for opportunities to meet our commitment to the environment and Carbon Neutral Shipping has helped us to reach our goal to offset our CO2 emissions associated with product transportation and delivery through the purchase of carbon offset credits.
What are Carbon Offset Credits?
A carbon offset reduces the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere so that increased greenhouse gases elsewhere have a net impact of 0. For example, suppose a truck releases 150 g of CO2 in one mile, and actions to preserve a forest remove 150 g of CO2 from the atmosphere. If you purchase one carbon offset that supports forest preservation for each mile that a truck travels, then the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere remain the same.
We Purchase Carbon Offset Credits
Offset by Shopify is an app that enables us to neutralize/offset shipping emissions that contribute to climate change by purchasing carbon offset credits. The Offset app combines data from our store with industry data and peer-reviewed models to determine how much CO2 emissions shipping your order to you released into the environment. We then, through the Offset app, work with Pachama to determine the price of the carbon credits required to offset those emissions. We are excited to invest in this sustainability initiative to counteract the environmental impact of shipping and contribute to certified projects, complying with the best-in-class carbon offset protocols and standards.
How We Can Measure Our Impact
We wanted to make a real difference, we looked at many different options and felt being able to measure and track the outcome of our efforts was important. We selected Offset, because it allowed us to track the total amount of shipping emissions, and the amount of carbon offset credits we purchased. Further Offset allows us to run reports tracking the environmental impact benefit of the carbon offsets, including how many trees we've paid to protect. You can follow us on Social Media for updates about our environmentally-friendly statistics.
What project does Offset currently fund?
Offset is currently funding the Jarí Para REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation project with Pachama (see map below). This is a Verified Carbon Standard certified project that will be verified by Pachama using their monitoring technology. The charges for the carbon offset credits go towards protecting the existing forest, improving the biomass through better forest management practices, and verifying the progress of the project.
We Use Recyclable & Compostable Packaging
In addition to offsetting CO2 emissions, we are also committed to using recycled compostable paper based packaging, packing, and boxes. Making it easy for you to recycle or compost our boxes and packing to help reduce the effects of the packaging after the shipment reaches your hands. Instead of throwing the boxes and packing out, you can use the recycling or composting services in your area, such as curbside recycling collection.
Thank You for Your Support
“We are committed to being Socially Responsible and Environmentally Sustainable in our business operations and how we create our products. I like to call it Ethical Beard Care.”
- Jeff Weigel, CEO
Every time you place an order with Big City Beards moving forward, we will be offsetting the CO2 emissions with the purchase of carbon offset credits to neutralize the emissions that resulted from the delivery of your order. Thank you for your support and together we can make every little bit count when it comes to protecting the environment.
Big City Beards is committed to sustainable business practices and is proud to have created the first organic, fair-trade, and socially responsible produced men's beard care & grooming product line in Canada.