Carbon Neutral Ordering
The Defining Issue of our Time
Being human means releasing planet-warming carbon emissions into the atmosphere. It happens when we take a shower, charge our phones, or drive to the farmer's market. Just like humans release carbon pollution, so do businesses — and WishGarden Herbs is no exception.
We’re on a Mission
As WishGarden Herbs continues to grow, we have an increasing responsibility to commit additional resources toward our values in order to maximize the positive impact of our products. At WishGarden Herbs, we have long held the conviction that we can be both a great business and a great corporate citizen. In fact, we believe we cannot be one without the other.
Corporate social responsibility is cemented in WishGarden Herbs’ DNA because our people believe deeply in making the world a better place.
What WishGarden Herbs is Doing
The climate crisis is massive, complicated, and overwhelming. So, it’s often hard to know what we can do about our carbon footprint.
We’re taking a stand and doing something about it. We’re partnering with EcoCart to empower WishGarden's community to make their orders 100% carbon neutral.
For every one of our liquid herbal extracts or body care items that ships, you can now offset the specific carbon footprint with a positive environmental impact! This means the full carbon emissions from producing, manufacturing, and shipping your favorite WishGarden tincture to your door would be completely neutralized.
Now you can rest easy knowing that shopping at WishGarden Herbs means making a positive impact on the planet.
What does it mean to offset emissions?
It means that for any carbon emissions released into our atmosphere as a result of manufacturing and shipping items at WishGarden Herbs, your contribution is invested in projects that reduce carbon emissions by the same amount. It’s almost like we’re giving the planet an IOU, then immediately paying it back.
How does it work?
Each time someone selects the carbon neutral offset toggle in the shopping cart, they're purchasing verified emissions reductions, more commonly known as “offsets” through our friends at EcoCart. These purchases support environmental projects, like wind and solar farms that create clean energy, or protecting trees that would otherwise be cut down so that they can continue to absorb carbon from the air. On top of it, we make sure that these projects are doing some extra good like protecting animals or supporting underserved communities.
What carbon offset projects are WishGarden supporting?
The project WishGarden selected to work with EcoCart on is Amazon Rainforest Protection. Ninety percent of Brazil’s Acre state is forested, but current rates of destruction mean by 2030 this could decline to 65%. This collection of three projects aims to prevent deforestation across 105,000 hectares of pristine rainforest in the Amazon basin, protecting some of the world’s most biodiverse habitats. Tropical forests are the most biodiverse habitats on Earth, home to 70% of the Earth's species of plants and animals. The projects work with communities and local groups to help protect ecosystem services while providing alternative models of economic development which avoid the destruction of the forest.
Why is this important?
WishGarden Herbs has always been conscious of our impact and actively worked to lighten our carbon footprint. We believe that if we all work together towards positive change, we can make the world a cleaner, healthier place.
What do you mean carbon neutral?
When we say your orders will be “carbon neutral” (“net zero” is another term you’ll hear), that means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions created from making WishGarden Herbs products and shipping them to your door.