At Goodery, we want to make positive contributions to our climate for every order we deliver. We do this by supporting local, ethical businesses and by drawing carbon emissions out of the air and sinking it into the earth. The soil can handle carbon a lot better than our atmosphere can.
We do this in two ways:
- Using clean energy (solar and wind) wherever possible
- Planting trees to offset any carbon emissions incurred
Thanks to a grant provided by BEEA, Goodery now has a small fleet of electric courier vehicles powered by solar and wind. We also plant one tree per order.
That means every time you buy your weekly shop from Goodery, we're working together to take carbon out of the air. Together, we're a bit more like a tree than a factory (looking at you supermarkets).
We've partnered with Offset earth to make it easier for us to plant trees in a scaleable and transparent way. We currently plant on tree per order. Check out our forest here:
If you have any questions about this approach please contact us.
The problem of fossil fuels
Most of human activity is powered by fossil fuels: Cars, homes, machines, factories—you name it. When fossil fuels are burned, they emit greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide being one of them). As we emit more and more greenhouse gases, the planet gets hotter and hotter.
Hotter temperatures mean warmer seas. Warmer seas mean melting icebergs. Melting icebergs mean higher sea levels. More flooding. More mosquitos. More dengue. More illness. More healthcare costs. More conflict. More war.
The knock-on effect of carbon emissions is endless. Earth is a complex, sensitive system that has sustained life for millenia. We're messing with the balance by burning fossil fuels
Also check out our blog post Planting native trees and investing in electric fleets to learn more!