When you buy your stationery and gifts from me you are not only choosing to support a small business, you're choosing quality products as well as a cleaner answer to the delivery of those products.
I rolled out offsetting emissions with an announcement on Instagram Stories last year. The only thing was you had to use the Shop App from Shopify for it to work. I said I’d love for this to apply to all orders in my shop. Well guess what?! Smart Sassery now offsets all carbon emissions for orders I ship. I know this is not a fix, but I am doing my best to try and build a sustainable business. I am unable to reduce all emissions, so I am trying to clean up the ones I am responsible for, and maybe a bit more too.
I am able to do this through a company called Pachama, short-form of Pachamama, the goddess of the Earth. This is done through forest carbon offsets. Most simply put, planting trees. Forest carbon offsets are one of the most effective solutions to climate change. Protecting and restoring forests is the most effective way to recapture CO2 from the atmosphere to solve climate change while providing biodiversity and community benefits.
So now every time I ship an order to you, trees will be planted to help offset the carbon emissions caused by the shipping of your order.
It doesn't stop there. All of my note card have an upgrade option to kraft style envelopes. It's not just because they are cute. They are made with 100% recycled paper. My mini bookmarks are also Eco Friendly. They are created with eco-friendly, FSC-certified paper. Not only does it have a beautiful light-catching shimmer, it is also certified to the highest standard of responsible forestry.