Childbirth International seeks to enhance the environmental systems that sustain life on earth and dispose of waste in a way that acknowledges the capacity of our planet. As an online organization, our carbon footprint is a minimal one, but we do still have some impact on the planet. This includes:
- Running our server for our public and student websites
- Paper used in our course manuals
- Shipping of manuals across the world
- Environmental travel costs for our annual strategic management meeting
We use recycled paper within our printed manuals. We’ve partnered with our vendors to help minimize waste and reduce deforestation. Ordering is done in bulk inventory to mitigate waste and our distributor is fully integrated with a shipping agency to optimize shared driving arrangements.
Students may choose an environmentally conscious option for any of our courses. Our green option allows students to digitally access their course material and assignments through the online student portal. This option allows us to print the course textbooks as needed, without any waste. This also reduces the environmental impact of worldwide shipping.
All financial and administration processes are provided digitally. Childbirth International is committed to eliminating paper-based waste by providing all statements, invoices, receipts, and certificates electronically.
All staff are home-based, reducing greenhouse and gas emissions, water waste, and other consumables commonly associated with traveling to and from work.