Being human means releasing planet-warming carbon emissions into the atmosphere. It happens when we take a shower, charge our phones, or let out a yawn after a long day. Just like humans release carbon pollution, so do businesses - and Deux Mains is no exception.
Everyday in the U.S. alone, e-commerce packages travel about the same distance as going to the moon and back ...133,000 times. And it’s not just getting your order to your doorstep we have to worry about - our entire supply chain carries a hefty carbon footprint, even with our current practices of up-cycling raw materials and sourcing as locally as possible.
As Deux Mains continues to grow, we are committed to maximizing the positive impact of our products. We believe that we can be both a great business and a responsible corporate citizen. In fact, we believe we cannot be one without the other.
The climate crisis is massive, complicated, and overwhelming. So, it’s often hard to know what we can do about our carbon footprint.
We’re taking a stand and doing something about it. We’re partnering with EcoCart to empower the Deux Mains community to make their orders 100% carbon neutral.
For every one of our items that ships, you can now offset the specific carbon footprint with a positive environmental impact! This means the full carbon emissions from producing, manufacturing, and shipping your favorite Deux Mains products to your door would be completely neutralized.
So now you’ll know when a Deux Mains package arrives at your door, you’ll get something you love and you’ll be proud of the fact that you’re taking a small step towards making a big change in the world.Great! But you still have questions? Check out some of these helpful answers about offsetting emissions:
What does it mean to offset emissions?
It means that for any carbon emissions released into our atmosphere as a result of manufacturing and shipping items at Deux Mains, we invest in projects like the Tri-City Forest, McCloud River Conservation, and Brazil Compost, which reduce carbon emissions by the same amount. It’s almost like we’re giving the planet an IOU, then immediately paying it back.
How does it work?
Now, each time someone checks the carbon neutral box on our site, we will automatically purchase verified emissions reductions, more commonly known as “offsets” through our friends at EcoCart. These purchases support environmental projects, like wind and solar farms that create clean energy, or protecting trees that would otherwise be cut down so that they can continue to absorb carbon from the air. On top of it, we make sure that these projects are doing some extra good like protecting animals or supporting underserved communities.
Why is this important?
We have always been conscious of our impact and actively worked to lighten our carbon footprint. We believe that if we all work together towards positive change, we can make the world a cleaner, healthier place.
What do you mean carbon neutral?
When we say your orders will be “carbon neutral”, that means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions created from making our products and shipping them to your door.
You’ll even see information about the project your specific donation is supporting, so you know your money is going to the right place.
At Deux Mains, we are committed to slowing the effects of climate change, one order at a time, and we are so excited for you to join us on the journey to a healthier planet.