Blue Light Glasses Canada is committed to being conscious of our impact on the world around us and we try our best to do our part. That's why we've partnered with Offset , a part of Shopify's carbon offset strategy.
For each order, we will make a contribution towards sustainability initiatives aimed at offsetting the footprint of global shipping and ecommerce.
Currently we are contributing to funding the Jarí Para Forest Conservation Project in the Amazon Rainforest. Working with organizations such as and Verra 'Verrified Carbon Standard'.
How Do Carbon Offsets Work?
Imagine making a mess, let’s say spilling a can of paint. But you don’t know how to clean up paint, or you just don’t want to. So instead of cleaning it yourself, you pay someone to clean up a different can of spilled paint somewhere else, or to prevent another paint can from being spilled. The paint you spilled is still there. But the number of total paint cans spilled in the world is the same as before you spilled yours. This is what carbon offsets are like for the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions we release into the atmosphere.
The good news is that this is a crude analogy. In the paint can scenario, you’d still be side-stepping spilled paint and would never see the benefit of your remote cleaning. Pulling carbon from the atmosphere, however, is different, because it’s beneficial to the entire planet, regardless of where in the world it happens.
People, businesses, and governments can calculate how much carbon they’ve emitted from things like daily life and business operations and then pay to capture or prevent emissions for that amount of CO2. Offsets are sold per metric ton of CO2, and the price range is massive, from a few dollars per metric ton to hundreds of dollars. It all depends on the size of the offset project, the technology used, and the country where it’s implemented.