Our Philosophy on Shipping
Reducing our Impact
Packing is only a portion of it. Shipping around our nation has a high carbon impact through the use of fossil fuels, which is why we track our shipping each month and participate in carbon offsetting.
At Greenery our mission is to increase awareness and appreciation of plant life everywhere, not just in NYC where we are headquartered. We feel that shipping high quality plants will further our mission to connect people with nature, even in small doses.
We know that shipping has a big impact on our environment and we thought long and hard about how to reconcile our desire to share our passion nationwide with the inevitable environmental impact that comes with a fossil-fuel based shipping system like the one provided by our partners at Fed-Ex.
We decided that until we can ship using renewable resources (and we hope that day comes soon!) we can offset the carbon footprint of shipping by purchasing REDD credits to assist in the reforestation and protection of native forests in developing nations.
The process of purchasing offsets means that we track our environmental impact. We offset that through the financial support of projects which reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses, with a special focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).