Holiday season is online shopping season. And with online sales expected to surpass US$ 100 billion this year, that equates to a lot of fast and free shipping.
But there is a hidden cost to all this shipping: its carbon footprint.
In the newest installment of the Climate Lab video series — produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox Media — Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan takes you inside the world of online shipping and its impacts on the planet.
Spoiler alert: You DON’T have to stop shopping online.
The video debuts today on Vox; watch below or on youtube.com/vox.
It might just change the way you shop online.
Bruno Vander Velde is Conservation International’s editorial director.