Sustainability News, Tips, and Strategies

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How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

As many people are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and lead more eco friendly lives, it’s important to not overlook the role that your home plays in your overall carbon footprint. The average home consumes over 10,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month with over half of that being used for heating and cooling. […]

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Nuzest Fights for Healthier People and a Healthier Planet with EcoCart

With a focus on “Nutrition for Life,” Nuzest designs a range of supplements and nutrition products that are plant-based and give customers the foundation they need for a truly healthy diet. Nuzest’s line of lean protein powders stand out from others due to the product’s probiotic ingredients that also offer digestive support.  Trevor Bolland founded […]

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The Sustainable New Years Resolution You Won’t Quit

The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on how we want to grow and change, and look at what areas we can better ourselves in over the next 12 months. The new year is also a great opportunity to look back over the previous year and see what you did […]

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Eco-Friendly Products for the Home

One of the many challenges people face in their journey towards an eco-friendly lifestyle is finding quality cleaning products that will tackle the tough cleaning jobs they have, without harming the environment or exposing themselves to the toxic chemicals contained in many cleaning products. Grove Collaborative provides a thoughtful and quality solution to this issue. […]

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6 Things That Contribute to Your Carbon Footprint that You Haven’t Thought About

Every day we are constantly inundated with news and opinions on what is causing the climate crisis our planet is facing and what we need to do about it. Climate change is an increasingly concerning issue for everyone, but it’s often hard to see where people can make a significant impact in their daily lives.  […]

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For Businesses

5 ways to make your Shopify store more sustainable in 2021

A new year is always a great time to assess where you are as a business, and set goals for areas that you want to improve in as an online store. One of the most important areas to focus on in 2021 is sustainability. As a store in the crowded e-commerce landscape, it’s essential to […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in 2021

As the year draws to a close, many people are beginning to think about the goals they want to set for the new year and the changes they want to implement in their life. As we see the continued decline of the environment, sustainability is high on many people’s lists of ways they want to […]

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How to Find Eco-Friendly Online Stores

Online shopping is growing by leaps and bounds every year, increasing by almost 30% from last year’s growth. For many people, it’s the easiest and most affordable way to get the products they need without having to visit the store. However, if you’re like a growing number of online shoppers, you’re concerned about the impact […]

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How to be Sustainable on a Budget

Sustainability is on the forefront of many people’s minds these days, as we all strive to do our best to care for the planet. We’re all looking for ways that we can reduce the impact we have on the environment and start living a more eco friendly lifestyle. However, one of the challenges that many […]

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For Businesses

How Eco-Friendly Packaging Can Benefit Your Brand

As an e-commerce brand, one of the most important considerations is how you get your products to the people who buy them. The packaging you use needs to protect your products and ensure that they make it to the customer without damage. That packaging also needs to reflect your brand’s values and aesthetic so that […]

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How to Have an Eco Friendly Holiday Season

The holidays are a wonderful time, during which we can slow down, enjoy time with those we love, and participate in numerous traditions and activities. However, the holiday season is responsible for enormous amounts of packaging waste, the carbon costs of shipping presents all over the world, in addition to the impact of greatly increased […]

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For Businesses

Why Green E-commerce Matters

Running an online store in today’s online climate is a challenging prospect. The e-commerce space is incredibly crowded and very competitive, and it’s often difficult to stand out from everyone else to your customers. With so many options available, people tend to choose the most convenient option unless a brand is able to differentiate itself […]

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Sustainable Shopping

Eco Friendly Gifts for Him

Are you still looking for the perfect gifts for the guys in your life? This guide has all the options, from the outdoorsy guy to the one who just wants to be comfortable in his own home. Whatever your price range is, there’s an option for you. Also, when you use the EcoCart Chrome Extension […]

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Sustainable Gift Guide for the Makeup Lover in Your Life

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the makeup lover in your life, but feel overwhelmed by trying to be environmentally conscious at the same time? It’s not without reason! Over 2.7 billion plastic bottles end up in landfills every year, 120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics […]

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How Online Shopping Fits into Eco Living

As our society grows more and more aware of the negative effects that our consumerist  lifestyles are having on the environment, many people are seeking to make changes in their lives to help make a difference. We can no longer ignore the damage that is being done to our planet, and everyone needs to strive […]

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2020 Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes lots of opportunities to buy gifts for the important people in your life. It’s always difficult to find that perfect option in the midst of the busy holiday season, but here are a few ideas to get you started. Plus, when you use EcoCart at […]

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How to be Eco-Friendly During COVID-19

It’s safe to say that there isn’t much of a roadmap for how to do most things during a global pandemic, COVID-19 included. When everything is unprecedented, it’s challenging to know how to be eco-friendly during COVID-19. We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the use of single-use personal protective equipment, and an increase in the […]

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Sustainable Shopping

10 Stocking Stuffers With Carbon Neutral Shipping

Christmas is fast approaching (46 days away to be exact!) so it’s time to start thinking about gifts for friends and family! Don’t wait till the last minute and fill all those stockings with candy canes and gift cards, start shopping for those stocking stuffers now. Christmas can be a real challenge when it comes […]

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Sustainable Shopping

4 Ways to Reduce Your Online Carbon Footprint

We all can recognize the fact that our shopping-obsessed culture is not healthy for the environment. Every year, we add more and more packaging, e-waste, and barely-used products to our landfills, and there is no end in sight. It’s easy to see the ways that in-store shopping affect the environment, but it’s often harder to […]

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6 Eco-Friendly Puppy Products

Here at EcoCart, we love our dogs almost as much as we love the Earth. But just like us humans, pets have their own “carbon pawprints” that are slowly but surely contributing to the climate change issue all beings on this planet are facing. Fortunately, as a pet parent, there’s something you can do about […]

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5 Best Sunscreens for Your Face

Ozone layer? Never heard of her.  Yes, climate change is a huge issue we need to combat every day. Yes, e-commerce contributes to said climate change. No, not all hope is lost. What if we told you that you could order all of these sunscreens, plus any other product from these stores, and have them […]

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For Businesses

KAIBAE Delivers Lost Crops™ to Customers (Without the Carbon Footprint)

KAIBAE is a company that is committed to delivering the highest quality, wild harvested or organic products to market – while doing their best to consider the planet and the impact they have. Co-founders Thomas Cole, Barbara Berger Maes, and Dr. Luc Maes believe in the interconnectedness of the world; they want to put good […]

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EcoCart Joins 500 Startups

EcoCart started with the simple idea that fighting climate change should be easy, accessible, and affordable—for everyone. As a continuation of that mission, we’re thrilled to announce that EcoCart has joined the latest 500 Startups cohort. 500 Startups seeks to uplift people and economies by investing in next generation startups on a mission for good. […]

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The Cool Down: Carbon Neutral E-Commerce with EcoCart

This interview is part of a larger article originally published on The Cool Down, a newsletter from Brendan O’Connell focused on climate tech and the people/companies working on building a sustainable future.  Carbon Neutral E-Commerce with EcoCart Founder Dane Baker 🎙️ What led you to start EcoCart? My partner and I were involved with a […]

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Easily Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Being a human in the 21st century means releasing environmentally harmful emissions into the air simply through your everyday activities. This happens when you shower, yawn, or charge your phone. Even if you try to live an environmentally conscious lifestyle, it can feel discouraging to think that your efforts are not helping the planet in […]

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The Hidden Carbon Footprint of the Internet

We often think of our carbon footprint as a direct consequence of an action we do or a product we use. Whether that action is driving a car, brushing our teeth, or burning tonight’s dinner. Almost everything we do produces carbon, it’s a fact of life most people consider during these activities. However, there is […]

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For Businesses

EcoCart is the Offset Plugin Shopify Stores Need—Here’s Why

One of the many benefits of using Shopify as an e-commerce platform is the wide variety of apps available to merchants via the Shopify App Marketplace. Hundreds of thousands of stores rely on Shopify and this network of applications, some third-party and some from Shopify itself, to build shopping experiences unique to their customer bases.  […]

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Climate Change and E-commerce

Climate Change is a defining issue of our time. But what exactly does it refer to? When did it become an issue? How has the age of the internet and e-commerce impacted it? Climate Change The short answer is that climate change refers to a change in the average conditions—like temperature and rainfall—in a region […]

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Offset Your E-Commerce Footprint, Strengthen Your Business

Convenience combined with changing shopping habits has e-commerce sales poised to double over the next decade, indicating a rise in opportunity for online businesses of all sizes.  However, this also means businesses will be faced with the difficulty of finding more ways to differentiate their brand as competition increases, and the e-commerce space grows increasingly […]

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Why Carbon Offsetting Matters

Sustainability and climate change are increasingly important to today’s consumers, so much so that brands can no longer afford to put off sustainability initiatives. According to Forbes, 87% of customers would buy a product with a social and environmental benefit if given the opportunity. Furthermore, 92% would be more likely to trust a company that […]

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How COVID-19 has Impacted E-commerce

Stuck at home, bored and online shopping? Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and mandatory stay-at-home orders affecting millions of Americans, e-commerce has skyrocketed.  With retail brick-and-mortar shuttered, many have turned to buying goods online that they would have otherwise bought in stores. For many, stay-at-home orders began in March, and in April e-commerce […]

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5 Steps to Become a More Sustainable Business

In today’s world, businesses must balance organizational growth while also being environmentally friendly and sustainable. Consumers care about their impact and how their purchases contribute to climate change. They don’t condone pollution and the destruction of the natural environment and they want the brands they support to have these same values.  It’s important now, more […]

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What’s the impact of the coronavirus on climate change?

The novel coronavirus and outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented impact on the world economy. With unemployment skyrocketing, the stock market changing direction every day, and people losing their lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the grim reality of today’s world order.  But while the coronavirus is at the center of […]

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4 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Everyday Carbon Footprint

It’s the middle of the afternoon and your daughter’s second-grade class has just returned from the playground. Sarah’s teacher settles her and her adrenaline-filled classmates down by passing out worksheets to introduce them to their carbon footprint by asking questions like: “How do you get to school?” and “How do you dry your clothes?”. Step […]