Together we can do more

Empowering online shoppers to make carbon neutral purchases is crucial to protecting the planet. But if we want to solve the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced, we need to do more.

EcoCart’s carbon offset projects are certified to reduce the environmental impact of our everyday activities, while doing some extra good like protecting animals and supporting underserved communities.

EcoCart exists to empower customers to make their ecommerce orders carbon neutral, but anyone can make a difference by supporting our carefully selected carbon offset projects.

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Together We Can Do More

You release carbon. We put it back.

One person’s annual carbon emissions are equivalent to…

We Go Above and Beyond

776 trees

absorbing CO2

Carbon Neutral Online Orders

3.7 cars

on the road

Together

20,000 lbs

of coal burned

If that sounds like a lot — it is

Being human means releasing planet-warming emissions into the atmosphere. It happens when we take a shower, charge our phone, or let out a yawn after a long day.

EcoCart exists to empower customers to make their ecommerce orders carbon neutral, but anyone can make a difference by supporting our carefully selected carbon offset projects.

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Choose a project. Change the world.

Take a closer look at our projects and learn about the different ways they work to slow climate change

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Renewable Energy Wind Turbines

Kayseri, Turkey
Wind Energy

Generates clean energy to displace fossil fuel-based grid power. Before the introduction of wind power, the primary...

Project Overview

Generates clean energy to displace fossil fuel-based grid power. Before the introduction of wind power, the primary contributor to the local grid was power plants that burn fossil fuels. This project installs 94 new wind turbines to provide 360,000 MWh of reliable and clean energy to the grid.

Benefits

  • Displaces fossil fuel-based energy
  • Diversifies the country’s energy balance and helps address demand supply gaps
  • Alleviates poverty in the local community by providing construction and operations jobs

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Water Purification Project

Khum Longvek, Cambodia
Water Purification

Provides locally made ceramic water purifiers to over 1 million Cambodians. By filtering water instead of boiling it...

Project Overview

Provides locally made ceramic water purifiers to over 1 million Cambodians. By filtering water instead of boiling it over a wood burning fire, these purifiers prevent 90,000 tonnes of carbon emissions and protect 450 hectares of Cambodian forest every year. That’s 320 football fields worth of protected habitat!

Benefits

  • Reduces air pollution while protecting forests and local ecosystems
  • Creates jobs and economic growth in under-served communities
  • Reduces child illnesses and deaths caused by contaminated water and indoor pollution

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Tri-City Forest Project

Massachusetts, USA
Forest Protection

Protects a Spruce forest in Massachusetts that captures over 100,000 metric tonnes of harmful carbon dioxide every...

Project Overview

Protects a Spruce forest in Massachusetts that captures over 100,000 metric tonnes of harmful carbon dioxide every year. With sustainable forest management, this ideal forest ecosystem offers the least expensive natural filter for the drinking water that serves three cities.

Benefits

  • Captures a significant number of carbon emissions each year
  • Protects the habitat of a variety of threatened mammals, birds, and reptiles
  • Experienced forest management project operator

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World-Saving Projects

We go above and beyond

The projects we fund are carefully vetted, ethically proven, and scientifically verified according to the world’s major carbon standards…

…with over 90% of each dollar going directly to projects that are proven to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere.

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What we look for

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Legitimacy

With a rigorous verification process, we scour the globe for projects that are legitimately reducing carbon pollution. We confirm the science and financials, making sure each project meets the toughest requirements of the world’s major carbon standards – including the United Nations.

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Impact

By working closely with project developers, we ensure that each program is stable, sound, and capable of doing good for both people and the planet. EcoCart projects don’t just slow climate change, but also have a positive impact on local communities and animal habitats.

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Traceability

We can’t depend on the promise to do good. We need to see it in action. By carefully tracking the emissions reductions of each project and sharing that information with our customers, we give the EcoCart community greater certainty that what they see is what they get.

Questions?

What on Earth is a carbon offset?

Carbon offsets are a practical and effective way to reduce the effects of climate change by funding wind, solar, and other renewable energy projects.

How does a carbon offset project work?

When you buy an offset, you fund projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions like protecting forests or building wind farms. Carbon offsets let you pay to reduce the global GHG total instead of making radical or impossible reductions of your own.

But not all carbon offset projects are created equal. EcoCart's projects offer carbon offset Laboratory and field testing with third-party verification and site visits ensure successful calculation of greenhouse gas reductions and enable a project to periodically issue credits. These credits are measured in metric tons (tonnes) of carbon dioxide equivalents (mtCO₂e). EcoCart then evaluates the implementation of the methodology and confirms that the project uses the majority of the proceeds from carbon for growth and not profit.

How do I know the money is going to the right place?

With your help, we’re finding projects that are truly additive (meaning new), permanent, and without unintended consequences (i.e. creating more carbon elsewhere, like a game of Whack-a-Mole). All of our projects are independently certified to internationally recognized standards.

Every project we fund is triple-verified. Triple-verification means:

1.   The project’s financials, management team, project site, and carbon reduction method are carefully vetted.

2.   One of the world’s major carbon standards reviews the project.

3.   Global Offset Research verifies the project against a second list of international standards.

Are carbon offsets the best way to slow climate change?

The best way to slow climate change is to not release carbon emissions in the first place. There are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint, but it's impossible to eliminate it completely. For reducing climate impact that can't be eliminated, high-quality carbon offsets are the most credible and impactful tool.

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