Carbon - Neutral- Shipping
YOUR ORDER SHIPS CARBON NEUTRAL
Every order placed on losangelesapparel.net comes free with carbon neutral shipping.
When you place an order online, Los Angeles Apparel donates purchases to verified carbon reduction projects and initiatives throughout the US, Canada, Australia, and the rest of the world. Below are some of the projects we donate to.
CARBON REDUCTION PROJECTS:
Greater New Bedford LFG (Landfill Gas) Utilization Project
Massachusetts Tri-City Improved Forest Management
Buena Vista Heights Urban Forestry Conservation Area
Middlebury College Improved Forest Management Project
Methane Recovery Project Princepeel Wilbertoord
McCloud River Conservation Based Forest Management Project
Alligator River Avoided Forest Conversion
Hernando County Landfill Electric Generation
Toronto School District Energy Efficiency
Learn more and see a full list of current projects here.
HOW DO WE DONATE TO CARBON REDUCTION PROJECTS?
We donate carbon reduction credits to the closest available project to your shipping address. That way the impact is as local as possible. This is coordinated through a verified 3rd party (Cloverly).
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When you place an order, we automatically calculate and donate purchases of carbon reduction solutions to neutralize the environmental impact of shipping your package. This is based on the weight of your package and the travel distance from our South Central factory to your shipping address. We use a verified 3rd party (Cloverly) to calculate, purchase and distribute our carbon offsets.
WHAT IS CARBON OFFSETTING?
Carbon offsetting involves calculating the amount of carbon emissions generated by a particular activity (such as shipping a package) and then purchasing an instrument that pays for avoiding or sequestering the same amount of carbon elsewhere in the environment.
Because the earth is one giant carbon sink, removing an equivalent amount of emissions elsewhere in the environment has the same net impact as if your emissions didn't occur. Buying an instrument that reduces or eliminates greenhouse gasses also creates a market that spurs the creation of additional carbon-removal projects.
WHAT IS A CARBON OFFSET?
A carbon offset is an instrument representing the reduction, avoidance, or sequestration of 1 metric ton (2,205 pounds) of carbon emissions. It's called an offset because it's used to compensate for an equal amount of carbon emissions elsewhere. Carbon offset projects are verified by third parties to make sure that they indeed reduce, avoid, or sequester the amount of carbon that they claim.
WHAT IS A CARBON CREDIT?A carbon credit is the same as a carbon offset. It represents the reduction of 1 metric ton (2,205 pounds) of carbon emissions—technically, 1 metric ton of carbon dioxide or its equivalent. "Carbon credit" is often used to refer to the financial instrument. "Carbon offset" often refers to an offsetting action. However, the terms are commonly used interchangeably.