As you know, at The Contented Company we care greatly for the environment, trying to consume less plastic; aim for zero waste; opt for biodegradable, compostable and natural materials for products we can't use forever; and reduce our carbon footprint too. I am delighted to announce that we can now do this as a company, in partnership with four amazing organisations.
1. Carbon Offsetting with Pledge
We are donate 1% of every sale to Pledge's offset fund, which funds organisations working with both individuals and companies to both reduce and offset their carbon emissions. These include: We Are Neutral, Carbonfund.Org & Community Carbon Trees - Costa Rica.
Our impact so far....
In addition, you too will also have the opportunity to offset even more carbon emissions, when you check out. You can either add a £1 donation to your cart, you will be able to round up to the next pound value (eg £6.50, donate 50p and round up to £7.00).
2. Planting Trees with One Tree Planted
We’re also thrilled to be partnering with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every order placed on our website*.
Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. To read more about why trees are so important, please visit: https://onetreeplanted.org/pages/why-trees
We are so excited to have reforestation through One Tree Planted as an integral part of our business model.
3. Tree Planting & Carbon Reduction with Ecologi
Since April (Earth Month) 2021, we are so delighted to be also partnering with Ecologi as well, to increase the positive impact our company has on this planet, through their twin actions of tree planting and carbon reduction! Each month we donate to their Climate Action Workforce programme.
Ecologi's tree planting partner The Eden Reforestation Projects plant millions of trees around the world each month. We are currently supporting their incredible work in Madagascar.
At Ecologi invests money into projects that remove more greenhouse gasses than your own carbon footprint puts in. Each month we support a range of carbon reduction projects that are certified at the very highest level by Gold Standard and equivalent.
Our impact so far:
4. Carbon-neutral shipping with Planet, by Shopify
And since August 2023, we're happy to be offering carbon-neutral shipping by partnering with the Planet app by Shopify. Every time an order is processed and shipped, a small contribution is 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 chosen is working toward a shared goal of finding innovative ways to create a more sustainable future. They’ve all created solutions that could truly revolutionise their sector and make an impactful contribution to reversing climate change at scale.
Noissue Eco-Packaging Alliance
Finally, we are also a member of noissue's Eco-Packaging Alliance. Being a member means plenty of things, but most importantly it's a connection to and validation of our sustainability efforts. Not everyone chooses to use environmentally sustainable packaging, but we have made that decision for our brand.
The Eco-Packaging Alliance is a great way to contribute to global reforestation, and show off your eco-friendly packaging! For every order we make to noissue, they will plant trees in areas of need.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do to help the planet on which we live.
As ever, with love from our family to yours,
* For donation purposes, an order is considered a paid sale. From time to time we give away products at zero cost - these £0 sales will not be included in this scheme.