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 Neutral" Sustainable Shipping
To do our part to fight climate change, we're proud to be the first Carbon Neutral Certified mattress company.
Our net-zero emissions program covers all aspects of our business, including shipping of all our products. We offset our emissions associated with our shipping, as well as all other aspects of our business, by removing an equal amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.
At Avocado, we offset our calculated emissions for our entire Los Angeles factory (175,000+ sq. ft.) — as well as the total estimated number of national product shipments over a 12 month period — by supporting Carbonfund.org's offset restoration projects, specifically targeting reforestation and forest preservation initiatives.
Why We're Focusing on Reforestation and Forest Preservation
Forest-based carbon offset projects fight climate change by sequestering carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere in trees and soil. These initiatives also have many co-benefits for the community and local wildlife. Forest preservation creates jobs, maintains and expands wildlife habitats, protects biodiversity and drinking water, and improves local environmental quality.
Much of the world’s tropical rainforests have either been cut down or are directly threatened with imminent deforestation. Deforestation and forest degradation have resulted in species loss and direct contribution to global warming. Moreover, deforestation accounts for over 20 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions — more than the entire global transportation sector.
We're hoping our effort to fund conservation projects will make an impact. At the same time, we're also working to analyze our full lifecycle impact, and decrease our environmental impact in other innovative ways. And we invite you (and other businesses) to join us!