We're working with Cloverly to calculate the carbon emissions required to ship your products from us to you. The cost generated from your purchase goes 100% toward a marine efficiency project to offset your shipment.
Your purchase will go toward one of the following projects based on your location:
Improved Ship Hull Coatings - Los Angeles
Improved Ship Hull Coatings - New York
Check out other projects Cloverly is working on here.
What is carbon offsetting?
Carbon offsetting involves calculating the amount of carbon emissions generated by a particular activity (such as shipping a package) and then purchasing an instrument that pays for avoiding or sequestering the same amount of carbon elsewhere in the environment. Because the earth is one giant carbon sink, removing an equivalent amount of emissions elsewhere in the environment has the same net impact as if your emissions didn't occur. Buying an instrument that reduces or eliminates greenhouse gases also creates a market that spurs the creation of additional carbon-removal projects.
What instruments does Cloverly use to offset carbon emissions?
The instruments that Cloverly uses fall into 2 main categories: carbon offsets and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).
What is a Renewable Energy Credit (REC)? Is it different from a carbon offset?
Renewable Energy Credits, or RECs, represent the intangible environmental attributes of energy generated from renewable sources, like wind or solar, and delivered to the grid. A REC is issued for each megawatt-hour (1,000 kilowatt-hours) of renewable energy generated and delivered.
What is a carbon offset?
A carbon offset is an instrument representing the reduction, avoidance, or sequestration of 1 metric ton (2,205 pounds) of carbon emissions. It's called an offset because it's used to compensate for an equal amount of carbon emissions elsewhere. Carbon offset projects are verified by third parties to make sure that they indeed reduce, avoid, or sequester the amount of carbon that they claim. For a current list of the offset and Renewable Energy Credit projects in Cloverly's portfolio and an interactive map showing their locations, go to dashboard.cloverly.com/offsets.
How does Cloverly calculate my carbon emissions?
Cloverly calculates carbon emissions and corresponding offsets in real time at checkout. They take into consideration your personal package's weight and origin and your destination. Cloverly purchases an offset instrument for reducing, avoiding, or sequestering the same amount of carbon somewhere else in the environment, making the activity, such as shipping your order, carbon neutral.
Can I contribute more to my offset?
Your specific offset is based on what's in your cart and where your package is heading, so at this time, we're not able to edit your offset cost.
Can I select which project my offsets go toward?
Your offset project will be determined based on your location. Unfortunately, you're not able to select the exact project, but we've handpicked projects which align with our mission.
Are the carbon offsets verified in any way?
All offsets that are publicly available via the Cloverly API are registered and tracked by generally accepted and reputable organizations in the voluntary markets, and verified by third parties. Gold Standard, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the American Carbon Registry (ACR), and other internationally recognized organizations ensure the quality, accuracy, and integrity of the offsets. These entities ensure that the carbon savings would not have happened without the offset project and that the project would not have happened without the ability to sell carbon offsets.
Are carbon offsets refundable? What if I change my mind after purchasing?
We are not able to refund you for your carbon offset once it has been purchased. Thanks for your understanding!