Pioneering Green Waters: Play it Koi’s Journey to Carbon Neutrality

At Play it Koi, prioritizing Mother Earth over profit margins has led us on an ambitious path to carbon neutrality—a milestone we're proud to announce we reached beginning in early 2024!

"Our pace may not rival Amazon's next-day delivery, but in the race for carbon neutrality, we're leagues ahead. While the retail behemoth sets its sights on a 2040 goal, Play it Koi has already embraced rigorous measures to minimize our carbon footprint, paving the way for a more sustainable tomorrow..."
   -  Ben Cooke, Founder of Play it Koi

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Introduction: In the heart of our mission at Play it Koi, sustainability and environmental stewardship navigate our course towards a brighter, greener future. Our dedication to not just enriching your gardens with the serene beauty of koi ponds but doing so in an eco-friendly manner distinguishes us in our journey to carbon neutrality. 

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Sustainable Practices in Every Pond Our approach encompasses more than just our end goal; it's about transforming our entire operation to be in harmony with nature. From sourcing sustainable materials for our koi ponds to optimizing our packaging to reduce waste, every step we take is a step towards a cleaner planet.

Partnering With Eco-Conscious Brands We also extend our environmental responsibility through carefully selecting our partners. Each brand we collaborate with shares our vision of a sustainable future, ensuring that every product you purchase from Play it Koi not only brings joy to your home but also supports eco-friendly practices.

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A Green Promise Our initiative, 'EcoPromise: The Play it Koi Way,' symbolizes our dedication to not just meeting but exceeding our environmental responsibilities. Through innovative solutions and community engagement, we aim to inspire others to join us in making a difference.


Choose Play it Koi, Choose a Greener Tomorrow By choosing Play it Koi, you're not just enhancing your outdoor space; you're investing in a future where businesses and nature thrive together. Let's embark on this green journey together, proving that environmental commitment and business success can go hand in hand.


    Here's how it works: For every order we receive, a formula is used to calculate the estimated shipping emissions. Based on those estimates, a portion of our revenue goes to carbon removal companies that have been vetted by scientists from Carbon Direct. Those companies use that money to remove however much carbon our shipments created. Any extra funds go toward the further development of carbon removal technologies.

    Let's meet a few of the companies removing our shipping emissions.


    Heirloom's direct air capture technology enhances the carbon mineralization process. Heirloom's technology speeds up the rate at which naturally occurring minerals capture CO₂ rather than using energy-intensive fans to draw air in.

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    Remora captures CO₂ from semi-truck tailpipes as they drive, with the CO₂ destined for long-term storage.

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    Charm captures CO₂ using plant waste, converts it into a stable, carbon-rich liquid, and safely stores it deep underground—out of reach of wildfires and soil erosion.

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    Grassroots Carbon

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    Grassroots Carbon helps ranchers modify land management practices to improve soil and ecological health, which captures and stores more carbon in soil.

    Mast Reforestation

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    Mast Reforestation combines proven forestry practices with new technology to regrow healthy, resilient, climate-adapted forests lost to wildfires. Mast’s services include seed collection, seedling cultivation, reforestation services, and financing based on high-quality carbon removal credits.
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    Carbon-neutral shipping on all orders