Offset your shipping for 5-10 domestic packages. This climate+ package assumes the shipping of your favourite brand's products from across Canada: 100km away, 500km away, 1000km away, 4000km away and 6000km away.
NEUTRAL IS NOT ENOUGH.
Climate+ is the action of going beyond net zero. It means doing more than just offsetting your carbon footprint - by creating an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
We know that one of the most sustainable and cost-effective ways to accomplish this is by planting trees. Climate+ is a community of tree planters, rehabilitating our Earth, and having fun while we’re at it.
How can we do better?
There’s no such thing as a perfect environmentalist, don’t be discouraged by your ability to make meaningful changes. Big change can start as as small as:
- Turning your thermostat down by 2 degrees.
- Wearing clothes more than once before washing them.
- Bike, walk or ride the bus to work!
- Switch over to LED bulbs and smart appliances.
- Try buying local, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Use waxed cloth instead of plastic wrap for food.
- Remember your reusable bags, mugs and cutlery for all outings.
The impact of trees
Did you know that trees combat climate change? We have tonnes (literally) of excess carbon dioxide in our air. Trees do something called ‘sequestering carbon’, it’s their way of cleaning our air, and eliminating harmful elements from the earth. They do that by absorbing the C02, and storing the carbon. Not only do trees sequester carbon, they also produce oxygen. Next time you’re outside, take a nice deep breath of fresh air, and thank the nearest tree.
As we work to fight global warming, we can also thank the trees for cooling our earth. They provide shade, and their leaves release water vapor, cooling the planet even more. Just ten trees can offset the impact of a weekend road trip, a lifetime of iphones or even your drunken 2am hamburger habit.
Tree planting has a meaningful impact that reaches far beyond carbon sequestration. They provide homes for wildlife, and in areas like Madagascar, the crab and fish populations provide additional food sources and income for the locals. In addition to the environmental benefits, we employ people from local communities. This extends our impact far beyond environmentalism. These are the building blocks of a long lasting and sustainable restoration project.
We recognize that there are lots of ways to offset carbon, but are confident that our tree planting initiatives provide the most meaningful, holistic and verified impact on our Earth.
What does offsetting mean to tentree?
To tentree, neutrality isn’t change, so ‘offsetting’ means going beyond neutral and doing something positive for our planet. We don’t agree with the idea that simply doing no harm will equate to change, we’re here on this beautiful earth, ready to do some good.
We want to make offsetting easy, understandable, accessible, fun, and impactful. Our climate+ packages aim to do just that.
Where do we plant your trees?
Our Earth Day Climate+ packages will allow us to work with our partners to plant many species of trees including mangroves in the coastal regions of Madagascar and Indonesia. Mangrove trees are one of the most efficient carbon sequestering trees in the world and planting them provides much more than a carbon impact for our planet. We are incredibly grateful for our planting partners, like Eden Reforestation Projects who are on the ground making things happen.
This climate+ package assumes the shipping of your favourite brands from all across Canada, 100km away, 500km away, 1000km away, 4000km away and 6000km away.
Since Canada is about 9,000 kilometres in length, we are going to use a variety of numbers between 0-9000 kilometers to calculate domestic shipping.
Let's use the numbers, 100km, 500km, 1000km, 4000km and 6000km. We also know the average plane emits 115grams of carbon per kilometer.
In order to convert grams CO2 to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001 and get 0.000115 MT of CO2 per kilometer of air travel.
115grams x 0.000001 = 0.000115 MT Carbon
In order to calculate the total amount of MT of CO2 per shipment, we will multiply the shipment distances by 0.00015 MT CO2 per kilometer of travel.
100km x 0.000115 MT CO2 = 0.0115 MT CO2
500 km x 0.000115 MT CO2 = 0.0575 MT CO2
1000km x 0.000115 MT CO2 = 0.115 MT CO2
40000 km x 0.000115 MT CO2 = 0.46 MT CO2
6000km x 0.000115 MT CO2 = 0.69 MT CO2
In addition, let’s assume in order to get from the airport to your home the package requires an additional 60 km drive from your home. In total between the 5 packages that would mean 300 km of driving emissions.
5 x 60 km= 300 km
We will assume delivery vans emit a similar amount of CO2 as the average car - so 251 grams of CO2 per kilometer. When we multiply this 251 grams CO2 by the 300km driven, we get 64,500 grams of CO2.
215 grams x 300 km = 64,500 grams of CO2
In order to convert grams CO2 to metric tons we use the conversion factor 0.000001 and get 0.0645 MT CO2.
64,500g CO2 x 0.000001 = 0.0645 MT CO2
In order to get the total from all our shipping, we will add together all the numbers which gives us 1.3985MT CO2
0.0115 MT + 0.0575 MT + 0.115 MT + 0.46 MT + 0.69 MT + 0.0645 MT = 1.3985 MT CO2
Link - Carbon Emission of Planes - https://www.carbonindependent.org/22.html
Link - Carbon Emission of Cars - https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle