We are giving our customers the option to offset their carbon footprint with every GINGER & SMART online purchase! Our partner, Future Neutral, has helped install a one-click carbon offset at checkout option.
What are Carbon Offsets?
Carbon offsets actually refer to the offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions, the most common of which is carbon dioxide. As such a carbon offset is used as a shorthand term to describe activities that remove (offset) CO2e from the atmosphere. Some of the most common examples include planting trees and switching to renewable energy sources.
Why do we need them?
The ‘greenhouse gases’ are needed for life on earth. The issue is that human activities are adding more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, in particular CO2 (carbon dioxide). This increase in concentration is correlated with increasing the global temperature.
We are now facing a climate change emergency and the world’s average temperature has increased by 1.5 degrees from pre-industrial levels. Carbon offsets are therefore really important to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Future Neutral supports a number of projects as directed by their team of experts and advisory council. These include United Nations certified projects, and locally a partnership with Australian non-profit Greenfleet.
Carbon Offset is only one component of a bigger picture, we must all adapt by reusing more, reducing our consumption and changing our lifestyles.
At GINGER & SMART, we are trying to do our part in helping individuals think about their Climate Action response more positively.