Our passion for the world around us was a founding principle when we started Nerd Jar. As SCUBA enthusiasts, our time underwater laid bare the disastrous effects of climate change and pollution on our oceans and the environment as a whole. We are determined to make a difference – and give you the power to do so too!
With this in mind, we've committed to a number of initiatives. Not only to reduce our operations' impact on the environment, but also to work proactively against the effects of climate change, deforestation, and species endangerment.
These initiatives are outlined in greater detail below.
We donate 50% of our profits
Our primary commitment is sharing our success with environmental organisations that are actively working to restore our forests, protect our wildlife, and save our planet from the effects of climate change and other major environmental threats.
This is why we decided to join the 1% for the Planet movement, of which we are now a proud member. However, solutions to environmental challenges need our support now more than ever, and did you know that only 3% of global philanthropic giving goes to the environment?
We hope we can do our part to change that statistic, which is why we've gone a step further and have committed to giving 50% of the profit generated through the sale of our tees and other apparel to environmental non-profit organisations.
As far as those environmental non-profits go, we support a wide variety, each doing incredible work in their respective fields. From reforestation initiatives to eliminating ocean plastic to aiding & repopulating the endangered species around the world that need our help, these are the organisations & people on the front lines fighting for a better, greener future for our planet.
When you buy something from the Nerd Jar store, you directly help further their efforts.
Did a non-profit you support come to mind as you read this? Get in touch & let us know about them!
Nature based solutions (NBS)
Did you know there used to be about 6 trillion trees on Earth? Sadly, today only about half that many remain. Worse still, we continue to lose about 15 billion trees every year...
It's important to realise that our forests, grasslands and wetlands aren't just a source of beauty and natural wonder. They're also our best defence against the increasing levels of carbon in our atmosphere. Studies indicate that NBS (climate change solutions that lock up carbon in the world’s forests, grasslands and wetlands) could provide as much as one-third of the total emissions reductions needed by 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement targets.
While we're already using our funds to support a number of ecological charities focused on NBS, we went a step further by partnering with One Tree Planted (see below) to give YOU the power to embrace a proactive "eco-nerd" mindset as well 👊
How? It's simple: at checkout, you'll be greeted with an option to add $1 to your order. If you choose to do so, that $1 will be sent to One Tree Planted to plant a tree on your behalf. Trees are pretty damn cool, right?
About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is an awesome organisation (a 501c3 non-profit) fighting for reforestation. Their simple "one dollar, one tree" initiative makes it easy for everyone to help the environment – something we at Nerd Jar can really get behind!
You can find out more on their website, here.
Partners & Supply Chain
We are proud to say our clothes are made entirely from organic and/or recycled materials and are manufactured in a socially responsible manner. Our materials are also 100% vegan, so no animals are harmed in their creation.
Below you can find a summary of our supplier’s certifications which ensure this is the case, and that it remains so going forward. Simply click on a certification to learn more about what each of them means.
The packaging used to ship all orders is 100% plastic free and all excess and waste cardboard / paper is recycled.
Our paper mailing bags are manufactured to comply with FSC certification and are both compostable and degradable, making recycling super easy (so please don't send them to landfill! 🤓♻️)
Nerd Jar is committed to its environmental policies, as outlined above. If you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions on how we could do more please feel free to get in touch – we'd love to hear from you 🌱