What is the Carbon Neutral Collective?
The Carbon Neutral Collective is a group of small and medium sized businesses committed to reducing their carbon emissions and, together, building the collective impact needed to fight climate change.
Memberships gives small and medium sized businesses tools to measure the carbon emissions that result from their operations, a means to offset those emissions, and resources to make an emissions reduction plan for the future.
Why This Work Matters
Tradewater’s projects collect and destroy refrigerants, one of the most potent greenhouse gases. The scale of this issue in our environment is staggering.
Consumers are seeking environmentally driven companies. Carbon Disclosure Project found that companies that make climate action a priority have an 18% higher return on equity.
As a small business ourselves, we understand how hard it can be to find the time and resources to make meaningful sustainability commitments. In The Carbon Neutral Collective, we built the program that we would want for our own business.
3 Steps Toward Carbon Neutrality
An efficient, impactful program made for small businesses, by a small business.
Step 1: Calculate
Use our carbon footprint calculator to estimate the annual emissions that your business generates from activities such as facilities management, employee travel, and procurement.
Step 2: Offset
With your carbon footprint calculated, choose to offset your emissions through a subscription to Tradewater’s carbon offset credits in the amount that suits your business.
Step 3: Reduce
Once your carbon footprint has been offset, Tradewater encourages all members to reduce their overall operational emissions. Annual emissions measurement checkpoints allow members to track progress over time.
Membership Levels for Every Business
Joining the Carbon Neutral Collective grants members access to the following benefits, based on their membership level
Carbon neutral(100% Offset)
Climate committed(50% - 99% Offset)
|Carbon Neutral Business badge for promotional use|
|Business name and climate commitment featured on the program website|
|Resources to help you reduce the emissions of your business|
|Extended sample language to explain and promote membership|
|FAQs to help you get the most of the program|
|Sample social media posts to use on your channels|
|Mention of your business on the Tradewater blog|
|Opportunities to be featured on Tradewater's social media|
Meet Our Members
Meet the small and medium sized businesses that are reaching carbon neutrality with the collective
Offsetting 304.2 tons/year
equal to 66.2 passenger vehicles driven for one year or 36.6 homes’ energy use for one year
Office Of Modern Composition
Offsetting 10.54 tons/year
equal to 2.3 passenger vehicles driven for one year or 1.3 homes’ energy use for one year
Santa Cruz Cider
Offsetting 74.4 tons/year
equal to 16.2 passenger vehicles driven for one year or 9 homes’ energy use for one year
Offsetting 90.38 tons/year
equal to 19.7 passenger vehicles driven for one year or 10.9 homes’ energy use for one year
Testimonials from The Collective
Tradewater’s Carbon Neutral Collective provides our boutique advisory services firm with a simple, cost effective and ongoing way to achieve our sustainability goal of net neutrality.
Offsetting Office of Modern Composition’s carbon footprint through Tradewater felt incredible the first time I did it. As the organization’s founder and operator, I can say that of all the bills we pay, that one is my favorite. It’s a relief to know that the impacts our business’s actions have on the climate can be mitigated through participation in the Carbon Neutral Collective.
As a business we have a commitment to keep up with ways to reduce our carbon footprint. When we learned about the opportunity with Tradewater to actually do an in-depth analysis of our business to offset our emissions on an annual basis we jumped all over it. I truly believe there are a lot of companies out there like us who want to do something but don’t know where to start and this is a tangible way to get involved and make a difference.
Small Businesses Make a Big Impact
destroyed to date
Big impact comes from many combined small actions. To date, collective members have eliminated the equivalent of:
powered for a year69 homes
miles driven1.4 million
gallons of gas used64,530
barrels of oil consumed1,328
destroyed to date
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