green initiatives

We pride ourselves on being eco-friendly and doing what we can to minimize our carbon footprint. Learn how your order helps us be even greener, and you don't have to do a thing!

We do good on your behalf with every order! 

How it works: 

  1. You place an order (yayy!)
  2. We automatically plant a tree (double yayy!)
  3. If your order is being shipped to you, the emissions from that order are automatically calculated and offset. (is triple yayy a thing?!?)

Want to see how many trees you have helped plant through your Sebesta Apothecary orders? The images below have the numbers of trees in our 'company forest' and the emissions calculated and offset since we began offsetting June 2020.

We offset our carbon footprint via Offset Earth           Offset by shopify - carbon offsets 6.18.20

How are we doing this? 

  • Planting a tree with every order:
    • We partnered with a company called Offset Earth, which automatically uses a portion of our profits from every sale to plant a tree! 
  • Carbon neutral shipping
    • We partnered with a company called Offset by Shopify to use a portion of our profits to offset 100% of carbon emissions for shipped orders. Currently the offsets are funding the Jarí Para REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation project in the Amazon Rainforest, a Verified Carbon Standard project certified by Pachama.
    • How are these Carbon emissions (CO2) from your shipment calculated?
      • Offset by Shopify uses industry models to determine the amount of COthat is released into the atmosphere for each shipment. This model takes into account the order's weight, distance traveled and type of transportation used to accurately calculate the emissions. The average cost per shipment is $0.005 USD, or half a cent. If you want the full breakout you can click here

What else are we doing?  

We are a Certified Carbon Neutral Company!

Through Offset Earth and our continued direct funding of their work, we are a certified carbon neutral company with a climate positive workforce! 

That means that each of Sebesta Apothecary employee's entire carbon footprint is offset! At work this includes daily activities like production, overhead and business travel. But this also includes each employee's emissions at home, personal travel, holidays, food, hobbies and more!

Through this program each month we're planting groves of trees in our company forest, and financing carbon reduction projects from around the world. Here is a list of projects supported by Offset Earth, most recent first (Sebesta Apothecary has been a supporter since June 2020)