Carbon Negative

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?

A 'Carbon Neutral' company is one that uses carbon offsets to 'neutralize' it's own GHG footprint. A 'Net Zero' company goes a step further, by not just financially supporting projects that prevent new emissions - but actually supporting the removal of carbon from our atmosphere.

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 CO2eq of carbon credits would make us 'Net Zero'. Buying 100 tons of credit (as we would do) makes us carbon net-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.

How We Become Carbon Negative

The first step to becoming Carbon Negative is to get to Zero. We do this two ways:

1) By reducing our own footprint, and

2) Purchasing offsets to offset said footprint

Getting from Zero to a 'Net Negative' position simply means that we purchase 2x the number of credits needed to eliminate our own footprint. We do this by supporting Regenerative Agriculture projects, that sequester carbon, improve the health or our soil, and the health of our food.

Learn More About OurPathway To Net Negative