Businesses today are faced with a paradox: a need to both keep up with consumer demand, while also signalling to customers that they are committed to sustainability.
In addition to our recycled packaging, Parkem now support carbon removal technologies to make an even bigger impact in the fight against climate change.
Every time your Parkem order is processed and shipped, we calculate the total carbon emissions using data from your shipping distance, package weight, and mode of transportation, all of which affect a delivery's emissions.
A contribution is then made to purchase carbon removal credits from companies that are a part of the Shopify Sustainability Fund, creating technologies and solutions that pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and store it long term.
Each company that has been supported is working toward a shared goal of finding innovative ways to create a more sustainable future. They’ve all created solutions that could truly revolutionize their sector and make an impactful contribution to reversing climate change at scale.
Carbon removal comes in many forms. It can either be accelerated through the powerful natural systems around us or manufactured through innovative new technologies (or a combination of both).
In either case, the goal is to remove carbon from the atmosphere in a scalable manner and then store it safely for long periods of time. The companies that do this are driven by some of the most innovative minds in the world and are making Earth-changing contributions to our societies.
Grassroots Carbon connects companies looking to purchase carbon removal credits with certified landowners who are able to sell nature-based soil carbon storage.
How big is the carbon removal challenge?
To keep global temperatures from increasing beyond the 1.5°C threshold laid out in the Paris Agreement—thereby avoiding the worst impacts of climate change—the world needs to get to net-zero carbon emissions by around 2050 and actively remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
How much carbon do we need to remove? Scientists predict that up to 10 gigatonnes of CO2—a gigatonne is 1,000,000,000 tonnes—need to be removed from the atmosphere per year by 2050. That’s in addition to hitting the goal of net-zero emissions worldwide.
To do that, we need to empower entrepreneurs and innovators who are working to harness both natural and technological strategies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The technology exists, but the scale isn’t quite there yet.
The problem is the world is not standing still while these technologies catch up.
Planet is one way merchants can help accelerate this world-changing research, while also signalling to their customers that they take sustainability seriously.
Are you ready to help accelerate carbon removal?
Help fund some of the world’s most promising carbon capture technology. Simply place an order with us today and we'll do the hard work to calculate the carbon emissions from your delivery to offset this through a donation we make to the Shopify Sustainability Fund.