Chris Burkard Studio

Brand

Chris Burkard Studio

Chris Burkard Studio

Industry

Media + Photography

First Certified

01 Measure

Chris Burkard Studio used operational data to estimate its carbon footprint for the year.

GHG Scope 1 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 1

Emissions from energy used in buildings, fleets, and equipment.

2 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 2

Emissions from electricity.

7 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 3

Emissions from raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, air travel, and other activities in the supply chain.

139 tCO2e

Total Emissions Ⓘ
Total Carbon Emissions

The sum of Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

148 tCO2e

02 Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.

Carbon Credits

148 tCO2e

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$593.40

Chris Burkard Studio's credits came from:

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Forests
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Landfills
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Renewables
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Cookstoves

Emissions Offset

148 tCO2e

03 Reduce

Chris Burkard Studio is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.

Current Year Reduction Actions

01

What We’re Reducing

We plan to use all sustainable and biodegradable packing for shipping merchandise

How We'll Reduce It

We will change our packaging supplier and purchase packaging and packaging accessories that are eco friendly

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from gear purchased at our office

How We'll Reduce It

By making an effort to ensure that the gear we purchase to take on trips and use at our studio comes from brands that prioritize the environment and have reduced their impact

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What We’re Reducing

By making an effort to ensure that the gear we purchase to take on trips and use at our studio comes from brands that prioritize the environment and have reduced their impact

How We'll Reduce It

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How We'll Reduce It

Prior Year Reduction Actions

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Other Sustainability Notes

Working as an outdoor photographer in the outdoor industry, our business is naturally tied to sustainability. How can we take photos of the most beautiful places on the planet if we don't make an effort to protect and conserve them? Our work relies on the beauty of the planet and in turn we feel a responsibility to help keep the planet beautiful. Over the years, we have taken an assortment of pro-environmental measures. To begin, Chris has used his photographic skillset to work on a number of commercial projects and for commercial clients that aim to help protect our environment and promote wild places around the globe. Our hope is that by helping people see and learn about these places, they will be more inclined to stand up for them. Aside from commercial projects, Chris also recognizes the voice he has in the outdoor space and has formed strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations that focus on environmental work. He's been happy to work with many of these organizations and efforts year after year, and will continue to. However, looking past these measures it's also important that we run our business in a sustainable way. In 2019, the studio became certified as a California Green Business in addition to our Climate Neutral Certification. This commits us to conserve energy, hire local vendors, reduce water use, recycle and compost, use non-toxic cleaners, and more. We also added solar panels to our building to reduce energy use from the grid. This year we also made a big effort to switch all of our merchandise packaging and shipping materials to eco-friendly, compostable materials. Overall, our work relies on the planet and in turn we believe we must do everything we can to run our business as sustainably as possible. Working in outdoor photography creates an interesting relationship with the planet and climate change that cannot be ignored, and that is why we have made sure to get and uphold our climate neutral certification. We hope that many brands, big and small, follow suit!

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