The climate crisis is full of monsters that keep us up at night - but would those monsters be less scary if we understood them better?
Climate Change: there’s an app for that! Recently, personal climate apps that promise to help you fight climate change have been appearing - but not all of them are created equally. What should you look for when picking an app to use, and do they really help combat climate change? There are three key things to look for.
The promise of “personal climate apps” to help you fight climate change is a recent trend. Given the ways climate change is shaping our world, the interest has never been higher. Figuring out how to participate in taking climate action can be challenging, and these apps offer a tantalizing way to get involved. As more personal climate apps (or websites - I’ll use the term apps for consistency) emerge, how should you think about picking the right one? What is the real potential these apps offer in helping to combat climate change?
The year is 2100 - what's the world like? What choices did we make to lead us to this point? In the internet branching narrative game Survive the Century, you can try guiding humanity through key decisions we may face as we encounter the challenges posed by climate change. Along the way, you'll be faced with the consequences of your decisions and the results of events beyond your control.
The American Forest Foundation (AFF) and IvyCo are launching an innovative collaboration to fight climate change by bringing together family forest owners and individual consumers. AFF, a national conservation organization, works to empower family forest owners across the U.S. to make a positive impact on their land. Their Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) is unlocking the immense potential for family held forest land to participate in the voluntary carbon marketplace. IvyCo, a financial technology startup, has created a product that enables the collective power of conscious consumers by automatically rounding up their spare change to bring critical funding to the FFCP. Together, IvyCo and the FFCP are working to address challenges in scaling the voluntary carbon markets, increasing the potential of family forests as a critical natural climate solution.
From pirate treasure to scavenging in the couch cushions, coinage has a rich history in our economic systems. IvyCo's Smart Round Ups create a modern twist on the power of spare change to create a big impact for the climate. Together, we can fund critical Carbon Removal and Climate Activism efforts without impacting our budgets by using the power of spare change. In this post, we'll explore the mechanics and history of rounding up spare change and learn about how IvyCo's Smart Round Ups fight climate change automatically with every purchase you make.
IvyCo is a Climate Fintech company dedicated to decarbonizing our political-economic system. IvyCo's Carbon Intensity analysis shows the connection between our everyday purchases and the ongoing climate crisis. This empowers you to "speak with your wallet", make more informed choices, and pressure companies to do better. Then you can amplify your impact by choosing to directly fund decarbonization through Smart Round Ups.