Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint
The Problem with People
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 Natural Cosmetics is no exception.
We’re on a Mission
As Natural Cosmetics continues to grow, we have an increasing responsibility to commit resources to our values of sustainability and social responsibility. It can sometimes be hard to find the right balance!
However, we believe that we can be both:
- A good business and
- A positive impact on the world
In fact, we believe that in order to achieve number 1, we must first have achieved number 2.
We know that many of our customers feel exactly the same way, so we're giving you the chance to join in.
How you can help
The climate crisis is massive, complicated, and overwhelming. So, it’s often hard to know what we can do about our carbon footprint.
We already donate 10% of our sales to Ocean Generation, so you know that your purchase is also helping to eliminate the human threats to the ocean. Our packaging is recyclable and shipped in the smallest parcel we could find, with compostable packing materials... but we still need to do more.
For those who also want to do more, we’re partnering with EcoCart to empower our community to make their orders 100% carbon neutral.
For every one of our amazing 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 products to your door would be completely neutralized.
You can rest easy knowing that shopping for Natural Cosmetics products means making a positive impact on the planet.
What does it mean to offset emissions?
It means that, every time you buy one of our products, you're able to pay directly towards projects which will remove the carbon from the air; caused by the manufacturing and shipping of that product!
How does it work?
During checkout, you'll see a carbon neutral box which can be ticked.
When you tick that box, 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.
What do you mean by "carbon neutral"?
When we say your orders will be “carbon neutral” (“net zero” is another term you’ll hear), 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.
We’ll even give you information about the project your specific donation is supporting, so you know your money is going to the right place.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it's the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead
This is Just the Beginning
At Natural Cosmetics, we are committed to slowing the effects of climate change, one order at a time.
Carbon offsets are a starting point—an immediate way to reduce our impact.
Even though this is something to celebrate, we think that it’d be even better if we didn’t emit any carbon in the first place. To achieve this, we’re working to develop projects in our own supply chain that will reduce our emissions directly.
Our work isn’t done for another important reason: No matter how much progress we continue to make on our own footprint, Natural Cosmetics’s footprint is actually quite small.
The effects of climate change stretch way beyond what's within our control!
The only way we can truly begin to reverse the effects of climate change are if everyone does their part.