Washed Ashore is proud to be the newest CarbonFund partner! In order to further our goal of being a 100% sustainable company, we have decided to take action against climate change and greenhouse gases emissions associated with our operations.
Carbonfund.org is a 501(C) leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through:
*Climate change education
*Carbon offsets and reductions
Everyone should continually strive to reduce their carbon footprint through sensible energy reductions. That can be combined with cost-effective carbon offsets for people and companies to eliminate their overall carbon footprint.
Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change. - (credit: CarbonFund.org)
Carbon offsets are not a free pass to pollute and should only be considered as a last resort for activities creating greenhouse gas emissions that we haven’t yet found earth friendly alternatives for. If you can’t eliminate it or reduce it, offset it.
“Through our many efforts, we are trying our very best to minimize our carbon emissions. However, as an online retailer, shipping will always be a source of carbon emissions that we haven’t yet found an alternative for. Since transportation is very detrimental to the environment, we offset the negative environmental impact of all of our shipping, traveling and transportation through CarbonFund Foundation.”
Larada Lamsam, Washed Ashore Founder
So how do carbon offsets work?
CarbonFund calculates our estimated greenhouse gas emissions and we donate the related amount. Since every person's emissions vary on energy use, lifestyle, travel etc, they use the U.S. DOE's general estimate times 2.5. So you can be sure that the estimate of our emissions is isn't lower than it should be. CarbonFund, in turn, invests in renewable energy projects, reforestation projects and the likes. Those projects, creating clean renewable energy, planting and protecting forests, will be reducing or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. Those long term actions contribute to a cleaner air and cleaner future.
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