A wise man once said
"If not now, when? If not us, who?"
Hundreds of years of burning fossil fuels without a care in the world have started to take a toll on the environment.
We won't get into the examples or the statistics, you're probably well aware of them at this point.
What we will get into is what we're doing to make a difference - no matter how small.
It's one thing to talk about the problems plaguing our world.
It’s another thing to play an active role in making it happen.
That’s why we’re actively funding programs that are fighting global warming head-on.
By partnering with Stripe, we’re using 1% of our revenue to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Why does this matter?
Global warming is caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the air. The most notable among these greenhouse gasses is carbon dioxide (CO2).
Every time you turn on your gas-powered car, you’re producing more CO2 that escapes into the air. Every time you turn on a light or use other forms of energy, you do the same thing.
Because, even now, the majority of our power comes from fossil fuels.
Yes, we’re moving away from fossil fuels to renewable energy but we’re not quite there yet.
That’s why it’s essential that we get to net zero carbon emissions. That means, we remove the same amount of carbon that we add to the environment every year.
The net effect is a state of equilibrium.
On a side note, it’s not ideal for us to prevent carbon emissions completely because the world will enter another ice age in a few years.
But that’s a story for another day.
By achieving equilibrium, we’re able to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the average temperature during the industrial revolution.
There are two parts to the equilibrium equation, reducing the amount of CO2 emissions and removing the CO2 currently in the environment.
We’re tackling the second part of the equation.
The current landscape of carbon removal isn’t enough. Reforestation and soil carbon sequestration are effective but they aren’t able to scale up to meet demand in time.
That’s why emerging technologies to enhance carbon removal are so important. Unfortunately, they’re too new and are more expensive than current options which prevent people from actively adopting them.
But, if people don’t adopt them, they’ll not receive the research needed to make it cheaper and more efficient.
That’s why forward-looking individuals and brands like you, like us, have to spearhead the charge.
The 1% that we donate of every purchase goes towards researching and deploying these emerging technologies. Over the long run, these technologies will become cheap and will be able to operate at scale.
When you purchase from DoxFlowy, you’re investing in new technology to push the fight for carbon removal forward.
Through Stripe, here are just a few of the projects we’re investing in.
Arbor is converting biomass waste to energy then storing the CO2 that’s produced underground. The system is modular which means it can be assembled quickly and cheaply in a wide variety of situations.
Carbon To Stone is a pioneer in developing a way to capture carbon directly from the air we breathe. A special solvent is used to capture C02 by reacting with a certain type of waste. Instead of using heat or pressure to achieve its outcome, Carbon To Stone uses a method of direct mineralization.
This organization is developing technology that speeds up the natural weathering of alkaline minerals. The water that’s discharged from the process naturally stores CO2. Its process makes it easier to measure the amount of carbon removed from the environment.
These are just a few of the many companies that are receiving funding and making groundbreaking advances in the fight for net zero emissions.
All we have to do is support them with our wallets and we can build a brighter future for ourselves and posterity.
“Society becomes great when old man plant trees whose shade they will never sit in.”
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