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Offset your carbon footprint by saving rainforests

4.5/5
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Calculate your carbon footprint, and then reverse those emissions by funding projects that save rainforest, plant trees, or prevent cow burps. projectwren.com
Would you recommend this product?

Such an exciting product! So many fun ways things can go: - See the impact of the global wren community - Import financial / email data to have more wholistic calculator - Get recommendations on which lifestyle changes you could make that would be sweet-spot of having an outsized impact on your footprint AND being realistic given your preferences. - Be able to add smaller community projects like planting 15 trees. Would need to figure out a way to verify projects at scale. - Breakdowns of why average carbon footprint responsibility is so different across countries. - Contribute to projects an an index-fund type way.

Pros:

Personal carbon footprint compared to country / global averages. Efficient design, clear footprint calculations, project verification.

Cons:

Despite well-designed project pages, can be hard to compare projects. Not clear how to interact with Wren as my footprint changes.

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Co-founder at Wren
So many awesome ideas @calvinlegassick! For the projects, right now we're sticking with in depth stories on a project's environmental + social impact but we're definitely still figuring out the best way to display projects.
product marketer

I love how I get to see the stories and math behind the offset and the project I chose

Pros:

I feel good knowing that I'm supporting genuine attempts to serve the environment, esp when my daily active options are limited!

Cons:

I'm excited to see more projects to choose from

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My girlfriend have also signed up, and hopefully friends and family soon.

Pros:

I have been looking for weeks for something similar, and this is amazing. Easy to get started!

Cons:

The more of us who sign up. The bigger and better will our positive impact be.

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Co-founder @ Wren
Thank you, Anders! I'm glad you are enjoying Wren :)
Cofounder @ Hutsy

This is so amazing! Getting people to change behavior is always super difficult, but this makes it so easy to see how I can minimize my negative effects on the environment, without too much effort. Would recommend for everyone!

Pros:

Makes it really easy to calculate my carbon footprint, and not only offset it, but also decrease it!

Cons:

Looking forward to more supported projects.

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Co-founder at Wren
Thanks for the feedback Rashid! We're going to add a couple more projects in the next week, so keep your eyes peeled! 👀

Love this idea! I can't wait for the new projects and features to roll out.

Pros:

Incredibly easy to navigate and with plenty of information about each project and the specific ways that our donations are being used.

Cons:

Other than having more projects to choose from there are none that stand out.

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AI engineer @ Microsoft

I dislike the word "game-ify" but I'd like to put a few friends in a group and "compete" to lower our footprint...and know if my friends are cheating in their baseline output. Need a better way to tie my actual flights than a rough guess.

Pros:

Now I can see my baseline and do something about it. I'm now motivated, to fly less, Skype more.

Cons:

Would like to see more supported projects, especially carbon capture.

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Haha, we dislike the word game-ify too but there's a lot of value in the idea :) I think social encouragement is a necessity to reduce our carbon footprints

We definitely need more smart, capable and ambitious people making products like this!! Love to see this hard work and dedications blossom into something wonderful and good luck!!

Pros:

Gives you a good perspective on personal impact and responsibility

Cons:

Would love to see some sort of tracker / metric for how Wren has contributed to each project

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So stoked !!

Pros:

This seems awesome! I’m definitely interested in offsetting my carbon footprint, and the site is well designed

Cons:

I’d be interested to know how detailed the reports are for when I donate. I’d love to know exactly where every dollar is going

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Co-founder at Wren
Thanks for the feedback Cherrie! We're adding in a more detailed cost breakdown to the projects in the next couple of days.

I highly recommend Wren if you care about rebuilding our environment! Thank you so much to the team for giving me an easy way to make an impact.

Pros:

Extremely simple way to offset my carbon footprint! Loved the interface!

Cons:

None so far! Been using Wren for a couple weeks.

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Product designer. Product lover.

Limited projects at the moment, but looking forward to what's in store in the future!

Pros:

Simple to understand your impact, beautiful interface, transparent, intentional

Cons:

Perhaps a more detailed carbon footprint wrap-up could help the user fully understand the negative impact of their footprint.

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APM @ Google

Couldn’t be more excited for the future

Pros:

Current customer/part of the Wren flock! Seamless onboarding and love the details about the project i’m donating to.

Cons:

Would love to be more engaged post-sign up and learn more about the project/other Wrenners.

Co-founder at Wren
Project update is coming this week!! LOVE this "Wren flock" name :)
Dev and maker

Going to be signing up. Your API should be called Stimpy :)

Pros:

This is a very neat idea!

Cons:

Don't see anything

Co-founder at Wren
Great Stimpy reference John ;). Email us at team@projectwren.com or message us on Intercom if you have any feedback from signup! Super excited to have you join Wren!

excited about this project

Pros:

Really easy to calculate. It feels good to do what I can.

Cons:

Add more projects

More projects coming in soon. What would your favorite kind of project look like?
piano teacher

How do we opt out if we need to change our pay level? Maybe it should mention that the monthly emails will include a link to change. I was going through it with a friend and that part was unclear.

Pros:

I like that it's helping the planet and making it easy for one person to do something about it without having to rely on bigger companies.

Cons:

Have more options for companies to donate to.

Former programmer, now filmmaker

Still playing

Pros:

Great idea

Cons:

None

Senior UI/UX Designer

I am very excited to see what is next from Wren and hope that more people join them.

Pros:

Their support is phenomenal. The user experience is clear and well designed. This project allows individuals to truly make a difference. 🌎

Cons:

Nothing in particular beyond a larger variety of projects to choose from.