To us, the paper boat represents imagination and possibility. It connects to our commitment to sustainability, and it is proof that exploration is possible without leaving a damaging mark.
As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, we are so pleased to announce that we are now certified Climate Neutral! We've measured and offset our entire carbon footprint. Furthermore, we have built a plan to continue to reduce our emissions moving forward.
Our Climate Neutral certification exists alongside the sustainability efforts we already have in place, such as our 1% for the Planet membership, local and ethical sourcing, recyclable packaging, and more.
The climate projects our Climate Neutral certification is contributing to are:
Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization working to decrease global carbon emissions. We know a lot of these terms can be convoluted, but luckily, Climate Neutral's team broke down what they mean for us.
What's carbon emission?
Carbon emissions as greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) - often called carbon emissions - are a form of air pollution. GHGs change the earth's climate by trapping heat. As humans put more GHGs into the atmosphere, the planet's atmospheric insulation changes from a nice, breathable summer quilt to a dangerous layer of bubble wrap that changes living conditions for virtually everything on Earth.
What's a carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced by something or someone. Companies and countries have carbon footprints, and so do you. A carbon footprint includes many different kinds of emissions, including things you probably wouldn't think of, like raw material extraction and freight shipping.
What is a carbon credit? Is it the same as an offset?
Carbon credits and offsets can be confusing, but don’t need to be. A carbon credit is a certificate generated when someone takes an action to eliminate a metric tonne of greenhouse gas emissions. People that develop carbon-eliminating projects can produce carbon credits. When carbon credits are used by companies or individuals to zero-out their own emissions, it’s called an offset. So really, offsets are just credits used for a specific purpose.
How are carbon credits created?
Carbon credits are created when someone does a project to eliminate a metric tonne of greenhouse gas emissions. The project might be a reforestation initiative that sequesters (sucks up) CO2, or a project that replaces coal-fired electricity with solar electricity. The project developer can sell the carbon benefits of the project in the form of carbon credits. There are hundreds of ways to create carbon credits, and the list is growing steadily. Find out more about different types of carbon projects here.
What does carbon neutral mean?
Carbon neutrality means having a balance between emitting carbon and absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. Worldwide carbon neutrality is needed by 2050 to limit the worst effects of climate change. This is why Climate Neutral is working to encourage companies to take the lead by achieving carbon neutrality today.
Find out more on Climate Neutral's FAQ page!
We're passionate about exploring, playing in, and enjoying the splendours of the great outdoors - and we're dedicated to protecting our climate for generations to come.
Now you can enjoy imaginative craft cocktails without environmental compromise.