We are proud to announce that we are now using the UPS Carbon Neutral shipping option as part of our efforts to reduce our company’s carbon footprint. As part of this initiative, we’ll pay a small fee per package that will go towards projects around the world like Garcia River Forest in the United States, Fujian Landfill Gas in China, La Pradera Landfill Gas in Colombia, and CholburiWastewater Biogas-to-Energy in Thailand. Offsetting our carbon footprint is a worth the extra cost and fits with our mission to be better stewards of the planet.
That’s not all we’re doing. We’ve also recently redesigned the Song Meter SM2+ packaging, which has resulted in a 25% reduction in box volume. In addition, the new box will replace the bubble wrap that we had previously sent the SM2 in. This will help reduce our non-recyclable packaging, as well as provide a way for customers to store their recorders.
Our very own Aubrey Garrett best explains why making these changes are important to us:
“Wildlife Acoustics is made up of a group of people who have a personal and professional investment in contributing to a better environment. By providing biologists and ecologists with the tools they need, we like to think that we’re doing our part to maintain our natural spaces and their inhabitants. In the shipping department, we look for way to repurpose clean packing material, and pack our boxes as efficiently as possible. UPS Carbon Neutral is a clever and effective way to reduce the carbon footprint of our shipping process. It's a good business practice, a simple step towards more responsible eco-citizenship, and it's in line with the spirit of the company.”
For more details on the UPS Carbon Neutral program, visit: the UPS Website