The World’s First Carbon Negative Gardening Company
Urban Leaf is proud to be the World’s First (and as far as we know only) Carbon-Negative Gardening Company.
Urban Leaf was founded upon the belief that addressing the environmental impact of our food system represents one of, if not the, biggest challenges that our generation faces. It is simply not possible that humanity can continue to feed itself the way it does today.
While we believe that our mission is an important one, and we are thrilled to be helping people grow their own food, the truth is that as our business grows so too does the environmental footprint we create. This is just a reality of doing business – manufacturing ‘stuff’ and moving it around the globe consumes energy and creates emissions. Sadly, this is a reality that most ‘Eco-Friendly’ brands choose to ignore.
What Does Carbon Negative Mean?
You’ve probably heard of the terms ‘Carbon Neutral’ or ‘Net Zero’ already. These terms both mean the same thing, which is that GHG inputs and outputs ‘net’ to zero.
Being ‘Carbon Negative’ or ‘Net Negative’ means that we purchase 2x the number of carbon offsets needed to take our own footprint to zero.
For example, if our own carbon footprint was 50 tons CO2eq, then buying 50 tons worth of offsets would make us carbon neutral. Buying 100 tons of offsets (as we would do) makes us carbon-negative.
To learn more about our journey to become the World’s First Carbon Negative Gardening Company we invite you to check out the blogs below.