The Singapore based crowdfunding portal stated, “We created CarbonStory to make a real impact towards fighting climate change”, said Andreas Birnik, Co-founder of CarbonStory. “CarbonStory is game changing because we leverage the full power of crowd funding, gamification and social media to address one of the greatest global challenges of our time”.
CarbonStory is easily accessible on the web to make it easy for anyone to join. “Imagine our platform as a meeting place where people come together to support climate change projects”, said Olof Lundström, Co-founder of CarbonStory. “By coming together we can achieve much more than anyone of us could do alone. This is the strength of our crowd funding approach”.
From as little as just a few dollars per month, users can neutralize their carbon footprints by sponsoring certified green projects that have been carefully selected by CarbonStory. Users can compare their activities with other CarbonStory users, form teams, share projects they have sponsored on Facebook and encourage friends to go carbon neutral. Users earn badges, get a personal account visible on the web and can download certificates documenting what they are doing to fight climate change.
“Climate change mitigation is a serious topic but we want to make the experience accessible so that a lot of people will want to participate”, said Victor Cruzate , Co-Founder of CarbonStory. “We cannot afford to wait for politicians to solve this challenge. We need to act now and CarbonStory makes meaningful climate action easy”.
The team members have links to the National University of Singapore and CarbonStory has received support from the NUS Enterprise Incubator and the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore.
Visitors to SXSW can get a personal demo at Booth 920 in the SXSW Trade Show from March 10-13 (part of the Singapore Alley).