All tagged Carbon Offsets

Rock/Creek - Outdoor Gear

Rock/Creek's mission is to provide products that keep you safe and comfortable in the outdoors while being committed to leadership in environmental stewardship and improving access for outdoor recreation. Rock/Creek funds charitable foundations including the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, the Access Fund, the Cumberland Trail Conference, and the Lula Lake Land Trust and they help raise money for environmental initiatives. Recent funding projects include trail construction, land purchases, and parking and campsite construction for trail access. 

Rock/Creek participates in the Chaco shoe recycling program and Patagonia's recycling program to reduce waste and distribute clothing to people in need. 100% of the power used by Rock/Creek is offset by certified natural wind power and the company strives to conserve energy and offset their carbon footprint. Rock/Creek strives to eliminate waste in their daily operations by using low waste packaging and moving to a paperless warehouse fulfillment system. 

Rock/Creek offers an extensive collection of outdoor products including men's and women's jackets, sweaters, shirts, pants, base layers, and footwear, plus a complete selection of gear for backpacking, camping, climbing, kayaking, running, and travel. Located in Tennessee, their products are available online.

New Society Publishers

New Society Publishers is an activist publisher focused on sustainable building, homesteading, climate change, environment, and renewable energy. New Society prints all of their books on 100% post-consumer recycled FSC-certified paper, using vegetable-based, low-VOC inks and they use recycled paper in their offices as well. New Society offsets their emissions to make their business operations carbon neutral. New Society Publishers sees itself as a solutions publisher, providing "good news" most of the time as well as a clear analysis of the major issues faced in creating a more just and equitable world.

DreamHost - Web Hosting

DreamHost is an employee owned carbon neutral web hosting company. Dreamhost calculates the impact of everything they do and the resources they use including paper, electricity, and gas for vehicles. They learned that running DreamHost generated as much carbon dioxide as 545 average-size homes and they set the goal of neutralizing their emissions. They started with resource conservation including investing in low energy consuming servers, using less lighting, reducing travel, and using less paper. Next, they invested in renewable energy projects through purchasing carbon offsets. The carbon offsets used by Dreamhost meet the highest standards in the industry and are certified under the Verified Carbon Standard and the Gold Standard. DreamHost offers low cost web hosting, cloud services, and domain registration.

Purrfectplay - Pet Toys

Purrfectplay makes pet toys for dogs and cats from organic, chemical free, fair-trade materials. Their toys are made in their Indiana workshop with no synthetics, no dyes, and no plastics. Most pet toys are made in China from bright synthetic materials that may not even be safe for your pet. Purrfectplay provides products made from natural fibers that are made to be kicked, clawed, and chased. They feel and smell natural -- not like chemicals, plastics, or dyes. Purrfectplay offsets their carbon footprint with a local land preservation fund and they support sustainable farming through their relationship with the Hemp Industries Association. Purrfectplay donates 5% of all sales to animal rescue organizations. Your dog or cat will really enjoy these natural hemp toys, balls, collars, leashes, blankets, and treats. All Purrfectplay products are available to order online.

Sierra Trading Post - Discounted Outdoor Gear

Sierra Trading Post is a huge outdoor gear store that carries hundreds of major brands of outdoor gear at discounted prices. Over the years, Sierra Trading Post has sold more than 640,000 backpacks and 2,600,000 merino wool socks. They offer organic cotton clothing, wool shirts, and a wide range of men's clothing, women's clothing, underwear, hats, gloves, sweaters, shoes, outdoor gear, pet supplies, luggage, bed & bath, and household supplies. Most orders are shipped within 24 hours. Sierra Trading Post is part of The TJX Companies and they practice a wide range of sustainability initiatives including energy efficiency, waste reduction, inhouse recycling, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for one of their home office buildings, carbon offsets, solar and geothermal technologies on some buildings, and they hae begun testing alternative fuel vehicles for distribution. TJX is also committed to causes that help support families and children.

Earth Linens

Earth Linens offers organic bamboo and organic cotton products including sheets, towels, duvet bedding sets, kitchen towels, bathrobes, baby bedding, and baby clothes. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing renewable natural resources on the planet. It's 100% naturally grown without pesticides or fertilizers and deliciously comfortable too. Earth Linens has made a commitment to carbon neutral shipping by partnering with GreenShipping who tracks and calculates how many carbon offsets Earth Linens should buy to offset all of their shipments to customers. Located in Utah, Earth Linens products are available for purchase online.

PlushBeds

PlushBeds provides all-natural latex mattresses manufactured with certified organic latex and also GreenGuard Gold certified against chemical VOC emissions. PlushBeds are free of PBDE flame retardants and contain no heavy metals, CFC's, formaldehyde, or other harmful chemicals that are common in conventional mattresses. PlushBeds uses FSC certified wood in its foundations and they fully offset carbon by funding clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction. In addition to latex mattresses, PlushBeds has latex pillows, organic cotton sheets, latex toppers, and GreenGuard certified memory foam toppers. PlushBeds products can be ordered online and they include free shipping in the contiguous U.S. and a 100 night free trial with free returns.

BabyBearShop - Organic Skin Care

BabyBearShop offers organic baby soaps, creams, shampoo, oils, and lip balm for babies and those with sensitive skin. BabyBearShop's products are cruelty-free, never tested on animals, and packaged in recyclable containers. They have no parabens, phenoxyethanol, lactoperoxidase, citrus seed extract, or synthetic preservatives or additives. BabyBearShop plants one tree to offset carbon emissions for every order that is placed. The company is based in Pennsylvania and offers online shopping.

Burt's Bees - Body Care Products

Burt's Bees has long been a leader in sustainable business. For example, Burt's Bees has a policy of sending zero waste to the landfill. With over 350 employees in three facilities, not a single piece of garbage goes to the dump. Instead, employees volunteer to check over 200 recycling, composting, and waste to energy bins, ensuring everything is sorted properly. Burts Bees has outfitted their facilities with energy-efficient lighting, resource management software, and efficient production equipment to greatly reduce their energy use. They have achieved Carbon Neutral certification from the CarbonNeutral Company and they have purchased Water Restoration Certificates from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, returning millions of gallons of water to watersheds like the Colorado River. Burt's product line is extensive including lip colors, lip balms, body lotions, facial cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreen, shampoo, and conditioner. Everything is available online as well as from leading retail locations.

The Batik Boutique

The Batik Boutique promotes the ancient art form of batik by partnering with local communities in Southeast Asia to bring about holistic transformation. For each product sold, the company invests in community transformation projects in the communities they work in. They are carbon neutral and practice fair trade guidelines. Batik Boutique offers home goods, scarves, bags, travel accessories, and gifts that empower the people who make them.

NativeEnergy - Carbon Offsets

NativeEnergy is a provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. They help businesses and individuals identify and reduce their greenhouse gas pollution and attain their sustainability goals. By purchasing carbon offsets from NativeEnergy, you help finance new wind, water, biogas, solar, and other carbon reducing projects with strong social and environmental benefits. More than 60 community-scale NativeEnergy projects have been made possible due to investments from business and individuals, reducing 2 million metric tons of greenhouse gasses. Examples of projects include renewable energy at schools, methane digesters on family farms, household water filters in rural Kenya and a large-scale Native American-owned wind turbine in the U.S. All NativeEnergy carbon offsets undergo third-party validation and verification to ensure they are fulfilling their claims.

Greenfleet - Planting Trees for Carbon Offset

Greenfleet is a non-profit organization that has planted more than 8.7 million native trees in Australia to restore forests and offset carbon emissions. As their forests grow, the native trees capture carbon pollution from the atmosphere, provide vital habitat for native wildlife, and conserve biodiversity. Forests capture carbon dioxide that has already been released into the atmosphere, reducing the overall atmospheric concentrations. Greenfleet carbon offsets provide an opportunity for you to compensate for the emissions created by your own activities. Through Greenfleet's carbon offsets, you're directly funding native reforestation projects around Australia.

Planeta Verde - Planting Trees for Carbon Offset

Planeta Verde is a group of tropical tree planters working at neutralizing CO2 emissions. With the help of donations, their business plants and maintains tropical trees in association with land owners and plantations dedicated to reforestation in the Orinoco River basin of Colombia. Planeta Verde uses biology and established scientific facts to create real carbon offsets. Planting tropical trees directly reverses climate change and global warming. The average tropical tree sequesters 50 lbs or 22.6 kg of carbon per year, with more than 50% of its woody biomass made of carbon. While other trees sequester carbon, none are as efficient as tropical hardwoods. The average North American car produces some 12,100 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, and Planeta Verde provides you with a way to offset some or all of your carbon footprint. You can fund the planting of 250 tropical trees for $399 and your car will be carbon neutral for 10 years. Planeta Verde also offers a variety of tree planting gifts to share with others.

Eco Friendly Printer

Eco Friendly Printer offers printing services on recycled paper. The company is dedicated to providing the best green and environmental printing services and products. They have a commitment to maintaining a low carbon footprint and have been passionate and dedicated to mindful, eco-friendly printing since 1990. Eco Friendly Printer offers green printing for brochures, stationary, organic t-shirts, clothing, tote bags, banners, posters, invitations and more. Their recycled papers are certified by The Chlorine Free Products Association to be 100% recycled (all post-consumer) and 100% process chlorine free, and they are FSC certified.

The Paper Mill Store

The Paper Mill Store offers an extensive collection of cut sheet recycled paper and card stock in a variety of sizes, colors, weights, and finishes. Products range from 100% recycled down to 10% and some alternative fiber papers are offered as well. The Paper Mill Store uses many eco-preferable processes and resources including 100% wind power in all facilities, carbon neutral shipping, 50% recycled fiber shipping boxes, and over 5,000 recycled paper items for sale.

ECOS - Green Cleaning Products

Family owned and operated since 1967, ECOS has been creating and perfecting thoughtfully sourced cleaning products that work great and are safer for people and the planet. ECOS manufactures their products in their carbon-neutral plants using zero-waste guidelines and powered by renewable energy. ECOS keeps prices low and quality high, shattering the myth that buying “green” has to be expensive. Ecos also offers tree-free paper towels and toilet paper made from renewable bamboo and sugarcane that are free of inks, dyes, and fragrances. Located in Illinois with online ordering.

Inov-8 - Shoes

Inov-8 offers a wide selection of ultralight trail running and technical shoes. Inov-8 is UK based and follows an environmental audit system to investigate every aspect of their business. They track their carbon footprint resulting from staff travel, freight, shoe materials, packaging, and office/warehouse facilities. The shoes themselves account for only 14% of their total impact because they are made from lightweight materials that produce a minimum of waste. Tracking is the first step to finding ways to reduce the impact Inov-8 has on the environment and they are constantly making improvements to reduce that impact.

Blossom Inspirations

Blossom Inspirations offers products designed and produced in a such a way as to positively affect artisans, wholesalers, retailers, consumers, and finally the environment. Their goal is to create healthy business relationships, produce high-quality products, ensure a living wage for those who made the products, and encourage the protection of the environment in the process. Blossom Inspirations produces women's fashion accessories through direct work with impoverished artisans and fashion designers. Their products are produced under Fair Trade guidelines and are certified CarbonFree. Their products include handmade embroidered belts, recycled jewelry, and handmade toys.

ONNO T-shirt Company

ONNO T-shirt Company has worked hard to make what they think is a pretty good t-shirt. All ONNO t-shirts are made from sustainable fibers: bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton. ONNO t-shirts are made in responsible workplaces in China where workers live close to the workplace and do not work overtime. ONNO partners with Made In A Free World to better understand and address supply chain labor risks. ONNO also purchases carbon offsets to balance the transportation of their products. ONNO t-shirts and long sleeve shirts are available for purchase online.

Greenprinter

Greenprinter offers high-quality, affordable printing services featuring real-time print quotes, online ordering, state-of-the-art recycled papers, printing by a certified environmentally responsible company, and shipping directly to you with zero climate impact. One of the features that makes Greenerprinter unique is that they use recycled paper exclusively. You don't have to make a special request for recycled paper - it's all they carry. Greenprinter papers have the highest possible recycled content and are processed without the use of chlorine or chlorine derivatives (bleaching without chlorine or chlorine compounds results in a much less polluting paper making process).