Additionally, we automatically offset the carbon emissions of our packaging. Many of our partners also do this, so the purchase ends up being carbon negative! Our partner, EcoCart, has spent an enormous amount of time researching and working with Climatology PhDs to compile the GHG emissions per product type, which are used to determine the necessary offset. They use the Higg Materials Sustainability Index and industry-specific life-cycle assessments as a starting point, then layer in specific nuances (e.g., the shipping weight that we provide to them) to further refine the database and determine our necessary offset.
Currently, the project we are helping to fund is the Amazon Rainforest Protection initiative. They are fighting against deforestation due to it being a leading contributor towards climate change.
If you place an order in the middle of a month, your first box will ship during the first week of the following month (e.g., the first box for any order placed in September will be shipped during the week of October 1st and be the October themed box).