Nonprofits are polluters too.
Nonprofits like the Uni Project, need to lead the fight against climate change. The first step: admit you have a problem. Here’s our carbon footprint in a nutshell. Ouch.
- Fabrication 35% 35%
- Office & Storage 30% 30%
- Programming 20% 20%
- Trucking 15% 15%
Here’s our plan:
We’ve started to document the carbon output of the Uni, everything from truck miles, to server use, to material choices in fabrication.
LED lightbulbs? Yup. Partnership with NYC DOT that cuts our trucking 50%? Huzzah! More social impact, less environmental impact.
Carbon offsets are not our way of saying “we’re done.” Rather, “we’re working on it!” Our goal: get more efficient, offset less each year.