Help your customers save the planet
Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the environment and the need for businesses to go green is growing. With Climate Friendly Cart, we make it easy: your customers can choose to make a contribution that goes towards trusted carbon offsetting projects, like tree planting and renewable energy. Every offset a customer makes is instantly traceable to projects that reduce carbon and drive meaningful impact in communities around the world.
Drive Brand Value
Connect with your customers and show that your business is taking a leadership position on the biggest issue of our time. Adding Climate Friendly Cart will build your brand value by increasing customer engagement, loyalty and basket conversion.
Connecting Climate Friendly Cart with your WooCommerce store takes just a few simple steps. Our friendly support team are on hand to install it for you, for free.
Power-up Your Sustainability
Businesses that embrace sustainability outperform others. Whether you’re just starting or are a sustainability expert – connect with your customers and power-up your sustainability.
Trusted and Transparent
Our carbon offsets are of the highest standard, supporting only projects that provide full traceability.
Get an additional revenue stream
10% of offsets sold goes to a rebate fund for you. Donate it to charity, offset business emissions or spend on in-house sustainability initiatives
How it works:
- Your customer offsets their purchase at the checkout
- We process the payment, and direct it to a mix of local and global Gold Standard projects
- Customers receive immediate track and trace details on payment
- You follow your store’s growing cumulative impact through the dashboard
- Free to start
- Fast Go-live
- Get our tech team to install it for you. Pro user? Self-onboard with step by step guide and video
- Friendly, fast email support
- Customizable look and feel
- E-commerce sustainability guide, marketing material, CarbonClick’s eco-badge and more
- Certified, trusted and traceable offset projects
- Support mix of high impact projects
- Automatically support local projects if you’re in US, AU and NZ
Who are CarbonClick?
We’re a small but mighty New Zealand based company, with a vision to make a big impact in the fight against climate change!
We create clever solutions that help people offset the carbon emissions of their purchases. We remove the need for businesses to build their own offsetting programme, by providing everything they need to offer carbon offsets to customers. We power up your climate action.
What are Carbon offsets?
Carbon offsets are an effective way to address climate change. When a customer buys a carbon offset it goes towards projects that reduce the carbon in the atmosphere such as funding native forest regeneration or renewable energy.
What are customers offsetting with their contribution?
A contribution guarantees they are reducing the environmental impact of their purchase. However, attributing exactly what the offset goes to is hard to pinpoint exactly because of the complex supply chain behind every product. With very high confidence, freight will be offset for most products that use standard courier services for delivery. Furthermore, a meaningful part of the embodied carbon (carbon emissions related to manufacturing the product) will be offset with the remaining amount. If anything is left over after that, then the customer’s contribution is actually making the purchase climate positive – brilliant!
Here are some typical items and the cost to make them carbon neutral:
Plain T-Shirt: $0.30
Parcel Delivery: $0.05
Where do the contributions go?
After we deduct our margin, and payment fee (see below for details), the remainder is then split 50/50. The first half goes to a local project (if available) and the remaining goes to international projects. This idea comes from consumer research where there’s a strong desire to offset with local projects, but because they are expensive we’ve made a compromise and added international offsets to bring the price down & and impact per $ up. We explored the option of consumers selecting their carbon offsetting basket mix, but decided on a simpler option as we cannot distract the user on checkout.
See our projects page for further information about the individual projects. We are always adding more projects – let us know if you have any special requests – we’ll do our best to accommodate them!
Can you help me with my sustainability program?
Yes, we can. It’s important to take action on sustainability beyond offsetting and as part of Climate Friendly Cart you get access to a number of resources that are specific to e-commerce.
Looking for more? We support businesses to reduce emissions and build their sustainability agenda. Please reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Where can I find our more?
See our full FAQ here
Contributors & Developers
“Climate Friendly Cart” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Initial release.