Offset Earth: one of the most exciting things we've discovered this year!
At Lucy and Yak, we are committed to trying to run our business as ethically and sustainably as possible. That means treating the people who work for us fairly, sourcing our fabrics in the best way we can and trying to use the most sustainable packaging options. Over the last two years, we've grown thanks to the support of our wonderful customers. And we see that as an opportunity to give back.
Offset Earth is exactly the kind of project we've been searching for.
When our Sustainability Coordinator Natasha Nickson told us about it, we knew we wanted to get on board immediately!
This is what Natasha had to say on the matter:
Offsetting is one of the ways we are reducing our carbon footprint alongside using renewable energy in our factory, warehouse and head office. We are so happy to be founding members for offset and love what they are doing. We look forward to visiting our trees when they start planting in the UK.
We want to invest in companies that are committed to making a positive difference to our planet. The more we heard about Offset Earth the more we wanted to get involved with their work.
So, here's a bit about what they are all about!
The idea behind Offset Earth is that lots of people really want to make a difference but it can be hard to do it. We know that one of the key things that needs to happen to tackle the climate crisis is to plant more trees. And there's heaps more we can do to help but it needs organisation, contacts, and transparency. That's what Offset Earth provides. We invest with Offset Earth for each of our employees and Offset Earth uses that money to fund eco-projects. It's a way of trying to balance our books – not the financial ones, but our carbon footprints. Offset Earth invests in projects that remove more greenhouse gases than our own carbon footprints put in. That way, each of our employees has become climate positive through the funding of Offset Earth's projects. Wow! Now that is pretty cool!
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Offset Earth: one of the most exciting things we've discovered this year!⠀ ⠀ Ismail's factory, our warehouse and head office all use renewable energy, but no one's perfect and we're always going to incur some energy usage at some point in production! ⠀ ⠀ Offsetting is one of the ways we're reducing our carbon footprint, and @Offset.earth is exactly the kind of project we've been searching for. We're so excited to be founding members for Offset and love what they are doing! 💪⠀ ⠀ Offset Earth invests in projects that remove more greenhouse gases than our own carbon footprints put in. Planting trees, installing solar panel and wind farms, investing in infrastructure for communities all around the planet - they have projects in Chile, Madagascar, Kenya, China and Turkey to name a few. This way, each of our employees has become climate positive through the funding of Offset Earth's projects 🙌⠀ ⠀ Because we've signed up with Offset Earth, Lucy & Yak are now the very proud owners of a Climate Positive Workforce badge! You'll see it on our site and other communication from us, now you know what it's all about. You can click the badge to see our Offset profile and keep track of how many trees have been planted on our behalf (they all have names!) and how much CO2 we've taken away from the atmosphere! How cool is that!? 🌱🌎⠀ ⠀ We'll be posting a blog with more details shortly!
The projects Offset Earth select to invest in are all CO2 reduction projects that get Gold Standard Certification to make sure that they have the biggest positive impact possible. You can read about their current projects here.
Because we've signed up with Offset Earth, Lucy & Yak are now the very proud owners of a Climate Positive Workforce badge! You'll see it on our site and other communication from us, now you know what it's all about.
We're so excited to work with Offset Earth and we are looking forward to hearing about the great projects they use L&Y money to fund. We love how transparent they are about what they're doing (check that out here) and it's inspiring to hear about the planet-changing projects that are going on all over the world.
Another fantastic thing about Offset Earth is that it's not just for businesses. You can sign yourself up too, and it's not only about donating and investing money. They also help you set yourself eco goals so that you can challenge yourself to keep making a difference.