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Carbon Offsetting

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Answers to questions about the Tico Coffee Roasters eco responsibility and what we do about offsetting our carbon footprint

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What does carbon neutral mean?

When we say orders will be “carbon neutral” (“net zero” is another term you’ll hear), that means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions created from making Tico Coffee Roasters' products and shipping them t

What is a carbon neutral order?

Carbon neutral shipping refers to Tico Coffee Roasters practice of eliminating the environmental damage from shipping a specific package by offsetting the footprint through carbon offsetting projects.

What is a carbon offset?

Carbon offsets are a practical and effective way to reduce the effects of climate change by funding wind, solar, and other renewable energy projects.

How does a carbon offset project work?

When you pay a bit extra to make your order carbon neutral, you fund projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions like protecting forests or building wind farms. Carbon offsets let you pay to reduce the global GHG total instead of making radic

Are carbon offsets the best way to slow climate change?

The best way to slow climate change is to not release carbon emissions in the first place. There are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint, but it's impossible to eliminate it completely. For reducing climate impact that can't be eliminated, high

Do carbon offsets really work?

Carbon offsets work by way of paying for others to reduce emissions or absorb carbon dioxide in an effort to compensate for your own emissions. Not all carbon offsets are created equal, so there are third-party agencies and nonprofits that work to in

What does it mean when a package is carbon neutral?

When a package is carbon neutral it means that there was not any net new carbon produced when that package was shipped and delivered to its final destination. Any package emits carbon on it’s journey to your door, especially when it’s being transport

Will this impact my shipping?

When we say orders will be “carbon neutral” (“net zero” is another term you’ll hear), that means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions created from making Tico Coffee Roasters' products and shipping them t

Why did you choose the projects on your website specifically?

After each has been verified by all six major carbon standards, we then go through and hand-select all our projects based on those that also have a strong element of social good. We additionally try to focus on projects that are as geographically div

Where can I learn more about the project(s) you support?

You can find all information and photos here, as well as the verification body that verifies this project and the different sustainable development goals this project supports. We are supporting the Bajo Calima y Bahía Málaga (BCBM) project, which is

What’s the difference between planting new trees and protecting existing forests?

Oftentimes, protecting existing trees is better for the planet than planting new ones. Of course, that doesn’t mean don’t plant trees, just that we should focus first on protecting the ones that already exist. Think of a newly planted tree like a chi

Where will the money be going?

EcoCart has scoured the globe for carbon offset projects that are truly additive (meaning new), permanent, and without unintended consequences (i.e., creating more carbon elsewhere, like a game of Whack-a-Mole). All of the projects are independently

How do you find the emissions of each order?

EcoCart's robust algorithm calculates the carbon emissions from both manufacturing and shipping each unique order by looking at variables such as raw materials, manufacturing process, product weight, shipping distance, and more. This process determin