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Email us: welovetalking@godesi.in
Call: +91-9353756891 (Mon to Fri : 10am to 6pm)

Offsetting Carbon — Alternative to Sustainability

Offsetting Carbon — Alternative to Sustainability

Okay. We know you know about sustainability. It’s the term of the century. But… Do you really know about this?

Sustainability comes from the word ‘sustain’ — that means:
to keep alive;
● to support;
● to allow something to continue for a (long) period;
(Reference: Cambridge Dictionary)

But, are we doing enough to “support and keep alive” the only planet that sustains life?

Sea levels are rising due to uncontrolled global warming fueled by incessant carbon emissions and pollutants — that are clouding the planet and the future of life. And if we don’t take necessary actions NOW, this might be irreversible. And 2012 (the movie) might just turn into our nightmarish reality.

That being said, businesses can’t just shut down to stop carbon emissions. That’s not the way. Things need to be operational to meet their daily needs. And it has taken 100 years of the Industrial revolution to make the world we live in today. We can’t just switch to clean energy sources in a blink of an eye. This change is gradual and slow but lasting.

And while we are in the process of harnessing sustainable change completely, carbon offsetting is our alternative.

What is Carbon Offsetting?

In simple words, it is like a balancing scheme.

For businesses, Carbon offsetting involves compensating for their carbon footprint – by investing in projects that are working towards sustainability. It means even though your company is producing carbon, it is making up for that pollution by giving some amount of money for environmental and sustainable purposes.

So, every time a company emits a ton of carbon dioxide through its operations, it pays for that 1 ton of carbon dioxide through an eco-friendly project, which in turn, balances those emissions. The investment is aimed at minimizing or controlling future emissions, which can involve investing in clean energy sources, purchasing carbon credits, or even planting trees in an area.

Is Carbon Offsetting a good solution?

Not really. You might have the best ointment for the wound, but without treating it from the root level, the wound stays ripe.

So, carbon offset might be a cover-up for business practices. But, companies paying for carbon emissions or investing in some sustainable projects, without controlling their own emissions, does not free them from their collective responsibility for the environment. They need to modify their business practices to support sustainability.

That being said, till the time businesses are not fully sustainable in their approach and practices, carbon offsetting can be seen as one step ahead, as an alternative towards making things right in the long run.

Carbon Offsetting isn’t that bad, after all!

Yes. Carbon offsetting has its brownie points!

Due to this, businesses are turning more conscious about their operations and their impact on the environment. Funding projects aimed towards sustainability has provided genuine opportunities for great eco-friendly, sustainable projects (like renewable energy projects which need money to run).

More so, planting trees and afforestation has a huge positive impact on the environment – not just for controlling carbon, but also increasing forest cover, boosting animal habitat, regulating rains, clean air, among several other benefits.

Carbon offsetting is also providing great opportunities to countries where offset projects are being set up, thus, improving the economic conditions of people in that region.

What is GO DESi doing about this?

Oh, we are conscious of our actions and the impact our operations have on the environment. Our ingredients are locally sourced and we support local people for employment.

We believe businesses can have a net positive impact on all stakeholders: communities, the environment, and the shareholders. No one has to lose for the other to win.

But, currently, we do realize we are not 100% sustainable. Our packaging is using plastic, which causes harm to the environment. But, we are working actively on a biodegradable sustainable packaging alternative – to replace the plastic completely.

Until the time we find a solution to this, we have turned to carbon offsetting.

From October 2020, Go DESi has pledged to plant 60 trees at “Trees for Ganges (Ganga)” located in Buxar, Bihar, India.

We just planted trees in October! Here’s the certificate :)

Offsetting Carbon — Alternative to Sustainability

And we are not stopping here. This is just the start towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future. Here’s to many more trees :)



FAQ

 

FAQ for Shipping:

How much time does it take for my order to ship?

We take 1-2 days to process the order and then the products are shipped via courier partners. It takes anywhere between 7-10 days for the product to reach.

Please note that the shipping costs are included in the product price.

What if I am not happy with the order because of the quality and taste?

GO DESi follows a transparent, no questions asked returns policy for all full-price products bought from the online store. You can return unused products you have ordered within 15 business days of the date of receipt. Return shipment fees will have to be borne by the customer.

How can I track my order?

Once the order is processed from our end and dispatched from our warehouse, courier partner will email you the details carrying your tracking number and the link to track your order.

You can also track your order here: 

https://godesi.vamaship.co/

What time of day will my order be delivered?

Our courier partners make sure they give you a call before delivering the product. Please make sure you are available to receive the calls as usually after three failed attempts at delivery followed by an email reminder from our team, the product shall be returned to our warehouse.

How are GO DESi products prepared?

We source/manufacture all our products from Micro Units based in Rural India. We work with Farmer cooperatives and Self Help Groups to bring classic Indian recipes and snacks for our consumers. All of the GO DESi products are “As is” i.e. made in the traditional manner by locals with tremendous knowledge about indigenous ingredients, flavors and ingredients giving GO DESi an unparalleled authenticity. 

How does GO DESi ensure quality parameters at the Micro Units?

GO DESi not only undertakes the effort to find the lost recipes in the farmlands and rural kitchens but also standardizes these units and their products, paving a way for them to reach the urban markets.

We identify the Micro unit(s) and inspected them for quality & hygiene standards. Once on-boarded, these micro units are standardized as per GO DESi standards to make sure they meet all the statutory requirements and quality parameters. A quality controller at unit monitors the workers and the manufacturing process on a daily basis and ensures that only the best of products go out in the market.

Are GO DESi’s products suitable for kids?

Kids love our products.

All GO DESi products are made with 100% natural ingredients. None of our products contain any artificial preservatives, colors, making our products a perfect snack for all age groups alike.

How are GO DESi products different from other snacks available in the market?

We at GO DESi, live by the principle of Eat good, Do Good.

All GO DESi products are made from natural ingredients, are minimally processed, are preservative free, and have no added flavors or colors. Since our products are manufactured as close to the farm as possible, it helps preserve the authentic local flavors & formats tastes of the products.

While we strive to bring the authentic regional recipes from all over India, we ensure that a minimum of 30% of the final price that you pay goes back to the micro enterprise. This not only, increases the share of marginal farmers in the food value chain but also helps in creation of jobs and sustainable economic centers in rural areas.

Are GO DESi products vegetarian?

Yes. All our products are 100% vegetarian and are vegan-friendly as well.

Rs.20 Packs:

Except for Imli pop & Ginger Kashaya, the other products are shipped in handy packs of Rs. 20 each. These packs are small enough to carry in your handbag or pocket.

3 Days Guaranteed Delivery for Bangalore Terms and Conditions

The following requirements must be met to qualify for a delivery guarantee:

The Delivery guarantee applies to attempted delivery by the promised date. GO DESi will not be responsible to provide guaranteed delivery if the customer is not present at the delivery address to take the delivery or if the customer picks up the package on a later date though the package has been delivered at the pickup store on the promised date.

The guarantee does not apply if we miss our promised delivery date because of an unforeseen circumstance outside of our control such as a strike, natural disaster, national holidays, or storm.

If the Order is placed on Saturday after 12 noon then Sunday won't be counted as the 1st day out of the 3 Days of Guaranteed Delivery.