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#houseofchange

We sell “cool” lighting - and are pretty “cool” people. That isn’t us blowing our own trumpet, they are lights and we are people who reduce our impact on global warming. At houseof we are are working in conjunction with Southpole and Ecologi to achieve climate neutrality.

Climate neutral production

Every light we sell has its own unique emissions footprint, see your light’s footprint on the product page. We offset all of our production emissions into projects which help combat climate change.

Huóshuĭ Small Hydro

Our current project... this project builds and runs 95 small-scale hydropower plants to generate renewable electricity from the power of running water. Combined the small-scale plants can generate enough renewable energy to power over half a million Chinese homes each year. The 'run-of-river' design does this with minimal environmental impact.

What is offsetting?

Offsetting emissions means that we are balancing out our emissions footprint. The exact amount of nasties put into the atmosphere through production are taken away. We take these away through the projects we invest in for example, building hydro power plants rather than burning coal. We are working towards reducing our impact further by never adding any into the atmosphere - that’s our ambition.

Climate positive workforce

We are “cool” people. Like our products, we all have our own emissions footprint. We plant trees and contribute to emission reducing projects around the world.

So far we have planted 94 trees and removed 8 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere, the equivilent of...

20k

Miles driven

25m2

Sea ice saved

6

Long haul flights

94

Trees planted

What is a climate positive workforce?

Basically, we get rid of more emissions than we are using. Our emissions are calculated by the average number of car journeys we take or the number of flights we do throughout the year. We offset these by investing in green projects like planting forests and building hydropower plants.

Join us #houseofchange

It is not news to you that as soon as you turn a light on you start an emissions footprint. We are giving you the chance to be a “cool” person too and offset the usage emissions of your light for 10 years at the checkout. For as little as 12p

Reducing waste

As always As always, our packaging is plastic free and we continue to do small production runs to limit waste.

Foxe Basin, Nunavut, Canada

"Like distant galaxies amid clouds of interstellar dust, chunks of sea ice drift through graceful swirls of grease ice in the frigid waters of Foxe Basin near Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Sea ice often begins as grease ice, a soupy slick of tiny ice crystals on the ocean’s surface. As the temperature drops, grease ice thickens and coalesces into slabs of more solid ice."

@USGS United States Geological Survey

Qattara Depression, Siwa Desert, Egypt

"This Landsat image looks like a bold watercolor. Yellow dances across the darkness with muted violet underneath. With a kind of science-fiction flair, this scene shows a portion of the Qattara Depression in Egypt."

@USGS United States Geological Survey

Bering Sea

"These green and blue swirls in the Bering Sea reveal the bottom of the food chain in the ocean. Microscopic organisms called phytoplankton, which are important to fish populations, may be too small to be seen individually, but in vast numbers they are visible from space. The white clouds in the image look like bubbles in an aquarium."

@USGS United States Geological Survey