Planting Trees/Carbon Neutral Shipping

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WE PLANT TREES.


Diamond mining has taken an enormous toll on our environment—huge, permanent holes dug into the earth, polluted ground waters, wildlife displacement—the list goes on. We seek to help Earth by partnering with the One Tree Planted organization.

Lark & Berry share the same passion for environmental consciousness with One Tree Planted. It’s imperative new trees are continually planted, which facilitates reforestation, biodiversity creation and even creates new eco-conscious employment.

That’s why Lark & Berry are proud to donate trees to be planted for every purchase made through our website or in our stores. With the new trees made available by your purchase, we will work with One Tree Planted to focus reforestation primarily in Africa, where people have suffered the worst consequences from diamond mining.
WHY PLANT TREES?

AIR: trees absorb harmful pollutants so we don’t have to, converting bad air to good in the form of clean oxygen released for us to breathe

CLIMATE: The carbon dioxide and other pollutants absorbed by trees help to clean air and regulate climate

WATER: trees purify rain water for our safe use, prevent floods and maintain Earth’s water cycles

BIODIVERSITY: forests full of healthy trees provide habitat to many animals, birds, insects, fungi, moss, and plants—all necessary components for our eco-system to thrive

SOCIAL IMPACT: planting and maintaining trees provides jobs, yielding security to workers in many communities

HEALTH: trees and nature are proven to reduce stress, aid in recovery and promote overall wellness
One Tree Planted places trees on 4 continents around the world: North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Reforestation focus areas include wildfire restoration, biodiversity, habitat expansion, agroforestry, food security, social impact and watershed maintenance among others.

CARBON NEUTRAL SHIPPING

What Lark & Berry 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 already plant trees per every purchase, but starting today, we’re taking a stand and doing even more.

We’re becoming one of the few e-commerce brands to offset 100% of our carbon emissions from shipping. This achievement is the result of an effort to measure our global footprint in accordance with international certification standards, coupled with efforts to reach carbon neutrality.

For every one of our amazing items that ships, we now balance it with a positive environmental impact thanks to our partner, EcoCart. The full environmental impact of getting your favourite Lark & Berry products to your door is completely neutralised.

This initiative comes at no additional cost to our customers. It simply comes with the satisfaction of knowing that shopping at Lark & Berry means making a positive impact on the planet. 

So now you’ll know when a Lark & Berry package arrives at your door, you’ll get something you love and you’ll be proud of the fact that you’re taking a small step towards making a big change in the world. 

A Bit More:

What does it mean to offset emissions?

It means that for any carbon emissions released into our atmosphere as a result of shipping items at Lark & Berry, we invest 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?

Now, each time someone buys an item at Lark & Berry, we will automatically purchase 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.

Why is this important?

Lark & Berry 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 we’ll 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 we create from shipping our products to your door.

Will this come at a cost to me?

No, we’re picking up the tab on this one! It's simply another reason to shop with Lark & Berry.

 

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