Taking Climate Action Made Easy
Wren is a carbon offset subscription service that can get you to net zero in three simple steps.
The first one is to take a simple survey to determine your carbon footprint. The questions look at where you live, the size of your household, your electricity usage, how many cars you own and use, your short and long-haul trips, as well as, your consumption of red meat, shopping habits, etc. It takes about 10 minutes to do, and as you are doing it, you will see your carbon footprint go up and down. It is an eye-opener and totally worth doing, even if you do not plan to subscribe.
From the results, Wren will give you several subscription plans, like a 100% offset for $xx per month, or if you want to do more, 200% and 300% options are also available. You could also select a custom plan based on how much you are comfortable with on a monthly basis or even do so on occasion after you have emitted a good bit, like from a long flight. It’s totally flexible.
Once you have selected and paid for a plan via their super easy credit card processor, Stripe, they will immediately fund 80% of the proceeds to carbon offset projects around the world. The 20% balance supports credit card fees, administration and payroll of the platform.
Not only is this the easiest way to fund offsets but with partners like the University of California, Berkeley, and the World Bank doing the data and research for the survey plus project partners like the University of Oxford, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Gold Standard and Verified Carbon Standard, you can rest assured that it is a transparent and secure way to support the environment.
I personally equate my carbon footprint to walking your dog and letting it poop everywhere without picking it up. Except, the poop is actually life-threatening to everyone. Although it may be a pain and inconvenient, it really is the responsible thing to do. With Wren, it is so much easier to start doing something and also to track the progress and projects you have funded.
This article appears in Holiday 2022 issue of Chanintr Living Download full issue
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