Every 3 months, your CAUSEBOX arrives. It’s filled with products and stories that encourage sustainable choices, replace single-use products with reusable alternatives, and support eco-conscious business practices — but what about the impact of shipping?
As a brand committed to people and the planet, we’ve partnered with Grow Ahead to take responsibility for our carbon footprint and neutralize the environmental impact of shipping, while at the same time, supporting farm communities that are often the first to feel the effects of this global crisis. Together, we’ve created an eco-shipping opportunity that makes your CAUSEBOX carbon neutral for just $1.
How can I upgrade to eco-shipping?
- Log in to your account at causebox.com/account/login
- Visit your SUBSCRIPTIONS AND ORDERS page.
- Locate the subscription you would like to apply the Eco-Upgrade to under your My Subscriptions section and click on 'Add Eco-Upgrade', located to the right of the corresponding subscription.
- Please read through the Add Eco-Upgrade details pop-up and click the "YES, ADD ECO-UPGRADE!" button when ready to confirm the upgrade.
- If you have a Quarterly Subscription, you will be charged $1 if your Quarterly Box for the season has not yet shipped. If your seasonal box has already shipped for the season, you will simply be charged the additional $1 at your subscription renewal the following season.
- If you have an Annual Subscription, you will be charged $1/box for each Quarterly Box left under your subscription that has yet to ship, and will then be charged $4 in total when your subscription renews.
- Congratulations – you are all set! Thank you for giving your CAUSEBOX a green boost!
*If you are a new member, you will have the option to apply eco-shipping to your subscription during the last page of the sign up flow. Under 'Membership Summary' simply make sure you check the box that reads "Add $1/box to include an eco-friendly membership upgrade through our partnership with Grow Ahead."
How does it work?
100% of proceeds from Eco-Upgrades will be contributed to Grow Ahead as part of CAUSEBOX's partnership! Your $1 shipping membership upgrade will help directly support our partnership with Grow Ahead to distribute, manage, monitor, and evaluate tree planting in farm communities worldwide, and effectively make the shipment of your CAUSEBOX carbon neutral. Grow Ahead is a nonprofit that connects organizations like CAUSEBOX with small-scale farmers and community-led reforestation projects that draw carbon out of the atmosphere in a sustainable and impactful way.
When you add the $1 Eco-Upgrade to your box, one tree is planted. That tree sequesters about 40 pounds of carbon each year — neutralizing the 38 pounds of carbon generated by your box in just the first mature year of the tree’s life — but that’s not all!
Traditional carbon offset initiatives focus on pulling carbon out of the atmosphere through tree planting, but not all reforestation projects are created equal. Grow Ahead takes it a step further by investing in community-led agroforestry projects that take a more holistic approach.
Agroforestry means that trees are planted alongside food and cash crops (like coffee and cocoa) in a food-forest system. Each tree provides important habitat for flora and fauna, retaining water and restoring nutrients to the soil, which in turn enhances the community’s climate resiliency through the preservation of biodiversity. This system also generates income for farmers through organic and fair trade product sales and supports local food security.
Let’s build a greener, brighter future together!