We support sustainability projects across the globe. By supporting us, you are buying prints that help us make a difference. We believe in doing the right thing - and will continue taking steps to support projects that help our environment. So you can feel good about the art on your wall, and its impact on the planet.
We are also 100% positive the world would be a happier place if everyone spent 15 minutes a day escaping into some gorgeous artwork! “Art washes from the soul, the dust of everyday life” - Pablo Picasso
OUR PAPER IS FSC CERTIFIED (FSC ® C005732)
The Forest Stewardship Council are an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation that works to promote the environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. FSC certified forests have to meet our rigorous standards. This means certified forests are healthy, and benefit local communities, as well as providing jobs for workers. FSC certification tracks the wood from the forest to the shelf. So when you see the FSC label on a product, you can be sure that the paper or timber came from responsible sources.
OUR DELIVERIES ARE CARBON NEUTRAL PLUS
We offset more carbon than we create during transit, with the help of our partners below.
Offset is an environmental initiative by Shopify. It combines our shipping data with industry and peer-reviewed data models to determine how much CO2 our shipments release into the environment, and then works with Pachama to determine the cost of offsetting those emissions. The goal is to make sure that CO2 shipping emissions are offset entirely, all values that are used in the data models are rounded up. For each shipment that is delivered, Offset uses the following data:
Offset is currently funding the Jarí Para REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation project with Pachama. This is a Verified Carbon Standard certified project that will be verified by Pachama using their monitoring technology. The charges from Offset go towards protecting the existing forest, improving the biomass through better forest management practices, and verifying the progress of the project. Learn more here
From 30 September 2019, delivery of every parcel sent through Australia Post Offices will be recognised as carbon neutral as a result of the purchase of carbon offset credits to match the environmental impact. Learn more here
Sendle has partnered with South Pole Group to offset the emissions of every parcel that is picked up and delivered with Sendle. Each year, Sendle's community of business owners have been given the opportunity to direct their impact by choosing the projects that offset Sendle's carbon emissions. Learn more here
A TREE A DAY PROJECT | Planting trees around the globe
Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor - Western Australia.
We are proudly Australian owned and equally as proud to support Carbon Neutral’s Plant-a-Tree program by supporting the plantation of mixed native species in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor. The area was once vibrant with expansive woodlands of York gum and Salmon gum trees. But from the early 1900s europeans have cleared more than 97% of the vegetation so they could farm. The Plant-A-Tree Program is part of a plan to eventually link small patches of remaining vegetation and 12 nature reserves to create a green corridor. Revegetation work supports local businesses and employs local people, including workers from Aboriginal communities.
Plantings form part of the Corridor providing essential connectivity for birds and animals to transition through the landscape. It provides the habitat for food, nests and protection from predators. It also encourages native animals and plants that have vanished from the area to return and breed. The significance of welcoming back iconic threatened species (such as Malleefowl, Bush Stone-curlew, Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Western Spiny Tailed Skink and the Woylie (Brush-tailed Bettong), as well as over 30 species of conservation-significant native plants, is immeasurable. Learn more about this great project here.
Madre de Dios region - Amazon Basin, Peru.
Due to the recent devastation in the Amazon, we have chosen to support the One Tree Planted project in the Madre de Dios region, home to over 10 percent of the world's bird species. Did you know more than 60% of Peru is covered by the Amazon rainforest? But if current rates of deforestation continue in the region, this could decline.
To combat this destruction, the project – with the support of Print and Proper as well as others like us – is working with local communities to help prevent deforestation and restore and protect the "buffer zone" between Tambopata National Reserve, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, and the city of Puerto Maldonado. Its overarching objective is to plant trees, help develop alternative models of economic development while preventing deforestation and conserving a habitat for the Jaguar and hundreds of other species living in the protected areas. Learn more about this great project here.