Offsetting our carbon footprint: ecological company
Yogi Super Foods is a guatemalan ecological company that offsets their carbon footprint.
We calculate our carbon footprint and plant the corresponding number of trees needed to offset that effect.
Author: Fernanda Berganza
Do you believe that change starts with you? Increasing greenhouse gas concentrations are causing global temperatures to rise, extreme weather events to occur, exacerbating precipitation, and rising sea levels, among other climate issues. Greenhouse gasses include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), water vapor, and fluorinated gasses, of which more than 50% are from CO2 and related to human activities, especially in industrial processes such as:
- Electricity and heat production
- Agriculture and land use
Following that ´"only the measurable is manageable," CO2 gas emissions are calculated as one’s carbon footprint. This concept refers to the land area required to assimilate the entire CO2 produced by mankind during his or her lifetime. The quantification of the CO2 produced helps several eco-friendly companies reduce the emission of these gases, become more sustainable, and find ways to compensate for their effects by finding different solutions. As you can see, the reduction of greenhouse gases is crucial to decreasing the negative impact on the planet. Some solutions are planting trees, supporting reforestation, reducing water usage, recycling, reducing packaging or using recyclable packaging when possible, and using renewable energy resources.
At Yogi Super Foods, we are aware of the ecological impact that food production and distribution may have. But every year, we consciously calculate the carbon footprint of our company and implement several ecological strategies to take care of our planet. First of all, we try to produce as little waste as possible and to use water and electricity responsibly. Secondly, the majority of our packaging is either recyclable paper bags or glass containers. Also, in our garden, we reuse the company's washbasin water, compost apple peels and organic waste, and produce eco bricks with our plastic waste. Finally, we plant the corresponding number of trees needed to offset our carbon footprint each year. Change starts with us, which is why we try to do our best to help and take care of all the abundance provided by Mother Nature. We continue implementing different strategies to follow the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
We urge you to plant trees, recycle, reuse, and compost your waste accordingly, use less plastic, and explore and implement other compensatory measures because living on Earth is a privilege. Together, we will make a difference.
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