For Goodness Sake
Many aspects of our daily lives leave a footprint on the environment. At Forsake, we value the outdoors and want to do our part to protect natural resources, so we're committed to making our own footprint as small as possible.
We've taken steps to reduce the amount of waste our products create by eliminating non-recyclable packaging from our shoeboxes. Shoes are packaged with recyclable paper and, to reduce the use of bags used during purchase, we've built a cardboard handle into every shoe box we ship.
Most of all, Forsake is committed to minimizing our impact on climate change by mitigating emissions for those activities that are necessary to running our business.
Partnering with Carbonfund.org allows us to offset energy used to ship shoe samples, operate our office in Boston, and travel to meetings with our retail partners.
In 2017 we offset 110 metric tonnes of CO2e via avoided deforestation and rural community enhancement projects. That's equivalent to:
- Mitigating GHG emissions from 269,908 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle
- Carbon sequestered by 130 acres of forest each year
- Mitigating emissions from 120,000 pounds of coal burned
For all shipping to our customers, we proudly ship using UPS carbon neutral shipments.
Carbonfund.org's Envira Amazonia Project in Acre, Brazil protects 500,000 acres of tropical rainforest