Here at PlanetShoes, we know that shoes take quite a while to decompose. In fact, it takes the typical shoe sole over 1,000 years to fully break down! That’s a statistic that doesn’t sit well with us. That’s why we try to offer a wide variety of shoes that tread lightly on the planet, from vegan shoes to those made with renewable or recycled materials.
While the eco-conscious options on our site are great, we wanted to do a bit more to help the planet that nourishes us. That’s why we joined up with 1% for the Planet, an amazing organization that provides funds to thousands of environmental organizations all over the world!
Through 1% for the Planet, a network of thousands of businesses including Patagonia, Kleen Kanteen and Clif Bar, we give customers the choice of carbon offset through Carbonfund.org as our way to offset the carbon emissions that occur through shipping our shoes around the country. Together, we offset approximately 26 tonnes of emissions each year!
Carbonfund.org’s motto is to “reduce what you can, offset what you can’t”, a realistic, wonderful tactic at helping decrease carbon’s negative impact on our environment. While we realize we can’t ship your awesome shoes without fuel (at least, not with today’s technology!), we can at least work to offset the emissions from doing so.
Even better… this Earth Month, you all took to our site with your $1 donations and made an impressive collective donation to 1% for the Planet. We couldn’t have done it without you!
And remember- you can always opt for CarbonFree Shipping when buying a pair of shoes on our site to offset shipping emissions!