Carbon Offsets – Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With Us

Carbon Offsets – We Can All Do More

We set up I Love Zero Ltd (the family business behind www.ourcbdshop.co.uk) because we wanted to make a difference, and we think we have, but we want to make more of a difference. So join us and we’ll buy carbon offsets with every purchase made.

Carbon Offsets / Carbon Footprint

The supply chain for our little zero waste shop (I Love Zero)and this website are by no means carbon neutral.

Our electricity and gas supplier is green, and we source as many sustainably produced products as we can. However the sad reality is that running a shop produces a carbon footprint. Deliveries from wholesalers, deliveries to customers, and a small proportion of the packaging that arrives at our shop is not “green” and we would be remiss to say otherwise. But we are trying.

To offset our carbon footprint we are therefore working with Ecologi to support carbon offset projects around the globe.

Our Pledge Is To Plant More Trees To Offset Our Carbon Footprint.

Our Progress To Date:

We plant trees with Ecologi

Click The Logo To See Our Forest

Why Ecologi?

We looked at various initiatives online with a view to being audited and certified as a net zero company, but the costs and the amount of work involved were prohibitive for a small company like ourselves. It also felt like we would be paying some consultants money to show that we were carbon neutral. Why? So we could add a logo to our website to ease our conscience? That’s what we see happening on other websites. However  to us something just didn’t feel right. 

When we discovered Ecologi we reviewed their projects, their history, their business minutes and the usability of their website, and it clicked for us. We thought… 

“Let’s join together with our customers and do the right thing”

Ecologi provided a simple real time interface. Our company page on their platform looks a bit like a game screen. It’s simple and dynamic and you can see our combined contributions in realtime tree planting and eco projects around the world.

We hope our customers will join with us and shop a little greener. Together we will see the number of trees planted increase and the number of tonnes of CO2 reduce.

Our Carbon Offset Promise

  • Shop with us and we’ll donate at least 1% of the money your spend with us to Ecologi.
  • You can also purchase Ecologi’s carbon reduction packages through our shop. We will then buy the package in your name and add it to our virtual forest.

Additionally you don’t have to join us; you could sign up to Ecologi yourself. Click to join here

 

 

Visualise Your Carbon Footprint Per Year And See How Trees Can Compensate:

Activity (in one year)

Annual Carbon Footprint (in kg)

Amount of trees

1 running wind turbine

-4,632,000

0

Charging your phone once a day

2.9

0.29

A Low Energy Light Bulb

11

1.1

A Gas Oven

38

3.8

A Microwave Oven

39

3.9

A Washing Machine

51

5.1

A Dishwasher at 55°C

51

5.1

A Standard Light Bulb

63

6.3

A Gas Hob

71

7.1

A Kettle

73

7.3

A Dishwasher at 65°C

84

8.4

An electric oven

91

9.1

A return flight from London to New York

608

60.8

An electric hob

129

12.9

An electric tumble dryer

159

15.9

A fridge-freezer

175

17.5

30 minutes of Netflix a day

584

58.4

One person’s annual emails

600

60

One person’s food consumption

700

70

The production of one ton of cement

800

80

Driving a passenger vehicle

4700

470

One person’s annual carbon footprint

8,255

825.5

Coal-fired power plants

3,893,003,270

389300327

Total UK carbon footprint

351,500,000,000

35150000000

Total global carbon footprint

3,265,864,920,000

326586492000

Sources:

https://www.pawprint.eco/eco-blog/average-carbon-footprint-uk

https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator

https://www.carbonfootprint.com/energyconsumption.html

https://www.sgr.org.uk/resources/how-big-average-briton-s-carbon-footprint-really

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/790626/2018-provisional-emissions-statistics-report.pdf

https://ourworldindata.org/co2-emissions

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/04/planting-billions-trees-best-tackle-climate-crisis-scientists-canopy-emissions

https://www.greenforestswork.org/reforestation-benefits

http://www.fao.org/state-of-forests/en/