As science has taught us, cutting global greenhouse gas emissions and reaching net zero emissions around 2050 is our best hope to limit warming to 1.5°C to prevent catastrophic and irreversible climate change.
Most of our gear’s environmental impact happens during manufacturing and sourcing. If our products are forged to endure, with outstanding quality and dedication to durability, we can see our gear kept in action for a lifetime. The most sustainable purchase is previously owned gear or no purchase at all. We want to provide the best option with quality that will perform, for those in need of something new. In the global transition to a circular economy, we work towards new implementations of keeping the life of our gear in action.
In our efforts to reduce waste, we work with established suppliers with a good record of waste reduction, plus we’ve also decided to implement our own strategies.
Our manufacturing waste reduction plan so far:
1% for the Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to its healthand are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industries.
Using business solely for profit is not who we are or aim to be. We have an important role in deciding to ignore consumer shifts and listen to Mother Nature’s needs so we can embrace our ability to choose and commit to making a difference. As we take our every step, we’re constantly thinking of our impact on our home planet. We will continue to deliver the best durability we have to offer while simultaneously protecting our backyard.
At the end of every year we’ll be donating 1% of sales to NGOs that are making the world a better place through dedication to environmental causes.
ONE TREE PLANTED
At Borealopelta, our goal is to offer great apparel and gear, but we also think it is mandatory to take care of our planet. Not only by offsetting our C02 emissions, but also contributing to the regrowth of wildlife habitats and raising environmental awareness. We have partnered with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization with a focus on global reforestation. They’re platform allows us to plant trees all over the world.
YOU PLANT TREES
We’re dedicated to producing the best gear and apparel Our end goal is for our business to inspire new innovation in any way, shape or form. This leads us to make a positive contribution and involve our customers in the process. For every product sold we plant a single tree.
WHY PLANT TREES?
For all items sold, we plant a tree on your behalf. Why?Deforestation across the world has increased the amount of C02 released into the atmosphere, causing the effects of climate change on our planet to accelerate. Rising temperatures result in rising sea levels, with warmer ocean temperatures threatening wildlife & leading to extinction. We accept our responsibility to work towards offsetting our emissions.
British Columbia is known for its abundant forests, rugged pacific coastline, mountains, plateaus, and pristine lakes and rivers. Notably, BC is home to incredible and iconic biodiversity like the Canada Lynx, Snowy Owl, Moose, and more. Forests cover two thirds of the province - an area of almost 60 million hectares. Sadly, insect pests and diseases have decimated enormous areas of forest. These dead trees become fuel for wildfires, and in summer 2017 B.C. experienced its worst wildfire in history, with over 1.2 million hectares burned.
For optimal impact of our donation, One Tree Planted’s partner determines the most appropriate species of trees to plant. Species planted include Sitka Spruce, Black Spruce, White Spruce, Whitebark Pine, Pacific Dogwood (ProvincialTree), Grand Fir, Douglas Fir, and Black Cottonwood.
One Tree Planted has planted trees all across Canada, and more than a dozen states of America, and in Mexico. Our Projects restore forests in the wake of major wildfires, and repair damage caused by industry and resource extraction, as well as supporting endangered species across the continent such as the southern resident Orca of the Pacific Northwest.
Forests here make up 50% of the world’s biodiversity, and are home to more that 200+ unique and exotic species. One Tree Planted is restoring land so the benefits of healthy tropical forests can be felt around the world. Their partners work to establish new agricultural techniques to ensure the trees and land are taken care of for generations to come.
By rebuilding animal habitats, and restoring soil and critical watersheds, OneTree Planted is working to improve lives of communities in Africa who rely on the forests most. Planting partners educate these communities on the benefits of improved forestry practices, providing communities with sustainable sources of food, wood, and income.
With many projects in Europe, One Tree Planted is working to re-establish woodland, improve water and soil quality, and create habitats for wildlife. These new projects will reform areas which were historically forested.
The projects One Tree Planted has taken part in across Asia are helping rebuild the habitat of critically endangered species. These species include Orangutans, Tigers, and more than 1,700 species of birds. These projects create jobs and provide sustainable, long- term income for communities so people and forests can live together in harmony.
Through One Tree Planted’s projects they have planted trees in five states of Australia and across New Zealand. Their Projects are retiring forests following the destruction of Black Summer bushfires. Their work is crucial in rejuvenating critical habitat for wildlife like koalas and cockatoos, as well as safeguarding community watersheds through restoration of indigenous tree species.
HOW IT WORKS
So you’ve made a purchase or are thinking of making a purchase through our store. Amazing! After you have placed your order you will first receive a confirmation email includinga receipt of your purchase. Every month we tally up the orders and make a donation to support One Tree Planted.
AT THE CORE
Sustainability is one core value here at Borealopelta. We believe in giving back and supporting non-profit organizations that work to make the world a better place. Through various projects around the world tackling deforestation, endangered species, ocean garbage clean-ups, and so much more.
As a growing company we know making conscious decisions moving forward about our footprint is crucial for the planet. We will continue to do this by forging partnerships around the world with established organizations dedicated to meaningfulcauses.