“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir.
When we started Chasing Windmills, we sought to create a connection between childhood’s earliest moments and the natural world. We desired to plant the seeds of respect for what Mother Nature provides and to inspire children and parents alike to live in harmony with nature.
This vision underscores a commitment to the natural beauty and sustainability of our environment. In the year-plus since we launched, we’re grateful for our connections with customers all over the world — from right here in Colorado and throughout the U.S., to Canada, and across the ocean to Europe, Asia, and Australia.
We are grateful that our growth helps us share our vision and spread the natural goodness of merino wool. However, we are also mindful that our growth involves a greater impact upon the environment. Delivering packages worldwide relies on fossil fuels.
That is why, today, we are excited to announce that Chasing Windmills is committed to offsetting every pound of carbon dioxide put into the atmosphere — whether it’s from sourcing our wool from New Zealand and Australia, heating and cooling our home office, shipping bundles of merino worldwide, or driving to and from the post office.
Through the good folks at TerraPass, we’ve purchased carbon offsets to ensure that renewable energy projects and methane-capture projects offset our environmental impact.
As naturalist John Muir once said, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.” Our children rely upon the beauty of Nature to inspire their imaginations and, as they grow, we hope they may always count Nature as a true friend and companion.
We thank you, our supporters, for being part of this journey with us. And here’s to all of your “self-appointed inspectors of rainstorms and snowstorms”* who find so much beauty and inspiration in the natural world.
*Henry David Thoreau on his childhood exploring Nature.