Despite our best efforts to design this game in as sustainable a way as possible, no mass-produced product can yet claim to have no impact without a little bit of help. That’s why we’re partnering with Cooler to neutralize our remaining impact.
Cooler calculates the carbon footprint of every board game we print, including manufacturing, packaging, transportation, and even the air conditioning and lighting of the retail store. They then charge us based on the footprint, and use the money to buy emission permits away from tightly-regulated carbon markets in the U.S. There are only a certain number of permits available, and once Cooler buys up those permits, polluters have to find more sustainable ways to operate, stopping pollution at its source. This is a much more rigorous approach than carbon offsets, since offsets allow polluters to continue business as usual.