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What Is "Carbon Negative" Shipping and Manufacturing? Why Does It Matter?
What Is "Carbon Negative" Shipping and Manufacturing? Why Does It Matter?

To reduce our environmental impact, we reduce our emissions as much as possible and offset more than what's left.

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Global Climate Change is Real

Climate scientists agree: Warming trends over the past century are due to human activities, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. This is evident in global temperature increases, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, glacial retreat, decreased snow cover, sea level rise, declining Arctic sea ice levels, changing Arctic carbon cycles, extreme weather events, and ocean acidification. (Source: NASA Global Climate Change)

Our "Carbon Negative" Business

In 2019, Avocado Green Mattress became the first mattress company to become Climate Neutral Certified, effectively making our business “carbon neutral.” A year later, we took it a step further by going carbon negative — offsetting more carbon emissions than the company generates.

We do that by reducing everything we can, then by offsetting all of our scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. That’s the full carbon footprint that our business activity generates, from resource extraction to finished product delivery. Our offset projects help mitigate climate change and support innovation in addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions. For 2019, we funded verified projects through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to purchase 30,000 offsets.

​​Carbon offsets are vehicles for paying to remove carbon from the atmosphere or prevent greenhouse gases from getting there in the first place by financing things like forest conservation or clean energy. Our carbon offset partner is the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. To offset our 2019 emissions, we worked with BEF to support the Greater New Bedford Landfill Gas-to-Energy project in Massachusetts; the Lee County Waste to Energy program in Florida; the Clinton Landfill #2 Gas Collection and Combustion Project in Illinois; the Doe Mountain Forest Management project in Tennessee; the Crow Lake Wind Project in South Dakota; and the Winston Creek Forest Project in Washington.

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