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! Best part?? It doesn't cost you a thing!
We do good on your behalf with every order!
How it works:
- You place an order (yayy!)
- We automatically plant a tree (double yayy!)
- If your order is being shipped to you, the order is shipped plastic-free and 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 in June 2020.
How are we doing this?
- Planting a tree with every order:
- We partnered with a company called Ecologi, which automatically uses a portion of our profits from every sale to plant a tree!
- Plastic-Free Shipping Promise:
- We promise your order will be packed without plastics. We use cardboard boxes, pre-read newspaper packing materials, water-activated natural gum paper tape, and paper shipping labels. The only time you might encounter plastic is the rare but reused packing materials we have received in deliveries, in order to reduce waste.
- Carbon neutral shipping
- We partnered with a company called Planet by Shopify to use a portion of our profits to offset 100% of carbon emissions for shipped orders. We are on the MILLENNIUM PLAN - our support goes to groundbreaking technologies that remove carbon for a minimum of 1,000 years. More info below on that!
What else are we doing?
We are now a Certified Carbon Neutral Company!
Through Ecologi 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 Ecologi, most recent first (Sebesta Apothecary has been a supporter since June 2020)
climate commitment - planet by shopify
We clean up after ourselves.
Ecommerce deliveries have a carbon footprint. That's why we support cutting-edge companies that remove carbon from the air.
Together, participating businesses have…
- Removed thousands of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere
- Provided carbon-neutral shipping on more than ten million orders
Here's how it works: For every order we receive, a formula is used to calculate the estimated shipping emissions. Based on those estimates, a portion of our revenue goes to carbon removal companies that have been vetted by scientists from Carbon Direct. Those companies use that money to remove however much carbon our shipments created. Any extra funds go toward the further development of carbon removal technologies.
Let's meet a few of the companies removing carbon from the sky.
Heirloom's direct air capture technology enhances the carbon mineralization process. Heirloom's technology speeds up the rate at which naturally occurring minerals capture CO₂ rather than using energy-intensive fans to draw air in.
Remora captures CO₂ from semi-truck tailpipes as they drive, with the CO₂ destined for long-term storage.
Charm captures CO₂ using plant waste, converts it into a stable, carbon-rich liquid, and safely stores it deep underground—out of reach of wildfires and soil erosion.