THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF EMAILS

Did you know that email sending produces a small dose of CO₂? This is because every email sent must go through a data center, which consumes energy continuously. The heavier an email (with attachments, for example), the larger the carbon footprint, because it uses more energy. The fuller our inbox, the greater the demand for energy. On average, it is estimated that a standard email produces around 4g of CO₂. An email with a 10 Mo attachment can produce up to 126 g CO₂.

HOW TO OFFSET THIS ENERGY EXPENDITURE?

As we send emails throughout the year, we thought to compensate for this energy expenditure by planting trees. Planting a tree would fix around 17,237g of CO₂ per year: we are therefore committed to planting as many trees as necessary to cover the carbon footprint created by our emails. In order to carry out this initiative, we are doing business with the organization One Tree Planted.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF SHIPPING ONLINE ORDERS

Even though online shopping is often considered more sustainable than in-store shopping, there are still a lot of resources and energy used in the manufacture of products and delivering them to your house. The quantities of CO₂ produced depends on the time spent online shopping, the size of the products being shipped, the packaging used for shipping and the shipping method selected, faster shipping usually equals higher CO₂ emissions, just to name a few.

HOW TO OFFSET THIS ENERGY EXPENDITURE?

To provide the possibility of offsetting the carbon footprint created by your order, we implemented the EcoCart option on our website. It estimates the carbon footprint of shipping and manufacturing your specific order and gives you the option to fund projects, like reforestation and forest protection, which help capture tons of carbon each year. The EcoCart option can easily be found in the cart and for a small amount, you can make your order carbon neutral! Plus, EcoCart lets you know exactly which project you are funding.

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