Sustainababy® Pty Ltd is continually seeking ways to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment. Part of the way we reduce our carbon footprint is to finance the planting of trees to harness carbon from our atmosphere and offer customers the option to offset the emissions from delivery of their online order.
Supporting the regeneration of South Australia
We actively support Trees for Life through their Trees for Carbon program. To date, Sustainababy® Pty Ltd has funded the planting of 135 trees in the Eden Valley of South Australia, our home state.
All trees and shrubs sequester carbon as they grow. The Trees for Carbon program has the following environmental benefits:
- The plantings are protected from clearing for at least 30 years and therefore remove carbon from the atmosphere for this period
- Cleared land is restored by planing multiple mixed native species
- The plantings promote improved biodiversity, habitat and ecosystems
- The plantings promote improved soil, air and water quality
- All plantings use seed obtained from local remnant vegetation to conserve genetic diversity.
Trees for Life was formed in 1981 by a group of concerned volunteers who wanted to practically address South Australia's devastating land clearing record (one of the worst State's in the Nation!). They sought to undo the damage by reintroducing native plants to degraded areas and caring for the bush that remained. Each year over 1 million seedlings are grown, and to date over 29 million seedlings have been propagated. Sustainababy is proud to support this local environmental program.
Community driven, non-political and not for profit, Trees For Life is the largest volunteer organisation of its type in Australia.
Offset emissions from your order delivery
In early November 2010, Sustainababy® Pty Ltd became the first of two online retail stores in Australia to offer customers the opportunity to offset emissions from the delivery of their goods using the DeliverGreen service. It's just another measure we're taking to reduce our impact on the environment.
Offsetting the emissions from the delivery of your order is easy. Once you have finished selecting items for purchase, you will be given the option in your shopping basket to offset your emissions through the purchase of carbon offsets. DeliverGreen calculates the quantity and type of emissions released during the transportation of your goods using data sourced from courier and delivery companies, engine manufacturers, fuel providers and government regulations. Offset amounts will vary depending on the destination postcode for your order.
Gold Standard carbon credits are purchased from Beyond Neutral ®, an Australian company which only sells carbon offsets that comply with the Australian Government's National Carbon Offset Standard. Your purchase could be channelled towards greenhouse abatement projects in such areas as renewable energy, energy efficiency, forestry and avoided deforestation.
Should you choose to offset your delivery, you will be doing your part in ensuring a greener tomorrow for the baby you're buying the item for!
Click here to read more about the DeliverGreen service.