Reverb goes green with carbon offset shipping scheme

The company will invest in carbon-absorbing projects to offset emissions from shipping operations.

Reverb has launched an eco-conscious scheme to offset all of its shipping-related carbon emissions by investing in three carbon-absorbing projects.

Starting on 22 April (Earth Day), the company will be making investments toward forest conservation projects in order to balance out its shipping-related carbon emissions.

The offset investments – which will be made by Reverb’s parent company, Etsy, comes at no additional cost to customers. According to Reverb, a similar scheme put forth by Etsy last February has since resulted in the offset of more than 173,000 metric tons of CO2.

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Here are the three conservation projects that Reverb aims to support:

  • The Madre De Dios Amazon project in Peru, which protects Brazilian rosewood and mahogany trees, in addition to vulnerable indigenous flora and fauna.
  • The Floresta de Portel project in Para, Brazil, which guards the Coração de Negro Swartzia and Jacaranda Copaia forests, of which both are known to produce music instrument wood.
  • UPM Blandin Native American Hardwoods Project in Minnesota, USA, which protects close to 20 million trees of native and mixed hardwood forests.

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