We can fight climate change together.

Support cost-effective projects that reduce the CO₂ in our atmosphere.

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53 Oco Crew members are carbon neutral!

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Amazing climate change work is underway right now.

The best way to fight climate change is to begin dramatically reducing the CO₂ we put into the atmosphere.

Scientists and policymakers are running projects that reduce the CO₂ in our atmosphere and need our support.

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Protecting forests in Alaska and providing clean cookstoves in Uganda.

Oco members fund a project replacing open fire cooking with clean cookstoves in Uganda. Cookstoves are 50% more efficient than open fires because they burn wood efficiently. Learn more

Oco members also fund the preservation of 8,000 acres of land in Southeast Alaska protected from aggressive logging by Alaska Natives. Learn more

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Oco members make an impact.

Oco was founded on the idea that people can take out more CO₂ from the atmosphere than we create in our everyday lives.

By funding affordable cost-effective climate projects, Oco members reduce the CO₂ they put into the atmosphere every month. Over 90% of contributions always go to projects, the remaining amount supports the growth of Oco Crew.


We support innovative organizations fighting climate change!

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Oco Crew Testimonials

"Joining Oco Crew was a step in my journey to fight climate change, but it also introduced me to this awesome community of individuals who inspire me to do more."

-Steph, Oco Crew Contributor

"Oco Crew allows me to connect with like-minded people who understand the challenges that we face as a planet. I couldn't be more excited to have found this community."

- Jonas, Oco Crew Contributor





2018 IPCC Special Report on the Impact of Global Warming

Below are excerpts form the 2018 IPCC Special Report, a seminal work on climate research. A link to the entire report can be found at the bottom of the page.


For a simpler explanation of climate change, go to our learn page.

Page six summarizes how climate change is expected to progress out to 2100.

IPCC Summary for Policymakers

Page 247 through 250 explains the likelihood of different environmental outcomes like wildfire frequency and changes in biodiversity.

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Here is a link to the full report:

2018 IPCC Special Report on the Impact of Global Warming PDF




We proudly support credible and cost-effective climate change projects.


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The Oco Crew and its active volunteers work hard to vet and identify credible and cost-effective projects fighting climate change for Oco members to fund.

The Oco Fund Committee assess current projects and gets feedback from Oco members on an ongoing basis to make sure donations go to the right projects.



FEATURED CARBON REDUCING PROJECT

Clean Cookstoves

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This project replaces open fires with energy-efficient cookstoves.

Currently, Oco members fund a project replacing open fires with clean cookstoves for cooking in Uganda.

90% of Ugandans burn wood or charcoal in an open fire. The Uga stove reduces the use of wood or charcoal by 50% because it burns the fuel thoroughly and efficiently and concentrates the heat from the fire directly to the cooking surface where it matters most.


This project is triple verified against top international carbon standards.

Nonprofit Cool Effect, vets carbon reducing projects against the most rigorous international standards set today. For Cool Effect to accept a project for funding and for Oco to support, it must pass the following:

  • Gold Standard Verification or The Verified Carbon Standard

  • Standards set by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • Cool Effect's own rigorous internal verification.

These standards ensure proper measurement of CO₂ reduction from the carbon cycle. By passing these rigorous standard, Oco knows that these carbon reducing projects are some of the most credible.


This project is very cost effective.

Because this project is run through a nonprofit, the focus is to have as much money as possible going to carbon reduction. Since Kerosene is so energy inefficient, and new solar technology is more effective than conventional solar panels, this project can remove CO₂ for under $5 per ton.

This is one of the most cost effective carbon reducing projects we have found available for funding today.


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We fund this project through the nonprofit, Cool Effect.
Learn more at cooleffect.org


CARBON REDUCING PROJECT

Native Alaskans Saving Lands

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This project preserves 8,000 acres of nature in Southeast Alaska.

Currently, Oco members fund the preservation of 8,000 acres of land in Southeast Alaska protected from aggressive logging by Alaska Natives.

Without this project, this area could become an industrial forest. With operations led by Alaska Natives, this project supports forest preservation and indigenous land management - an important component of environmental justice.

Project Drawdown estimates that by supporting indigenous natives take care of the land they have lived on for generations, up to 13 gigatons of CO2 can be reduced from the atmosphere.


This project is triple verified against top international carbon standards.

Nonprofit Cool Effect, vets carbon reducing projects against the most rigorous international standards set today. For Cool Effect to accept a project for funding and for Oco to support, it must pass the following:

  • Gold Standard Verification or The Verified Carbon Standard

  • Standards set by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • Cool Effect's own rigorous internal verification.

These standards ensure proper measurement of CO₂ reduction from the carbon cycle. By passing these rigorous standard, Oco knows that these carbon reducing projects are some of the most credible.


This project is very cost effective.

Because this project is run through a nonprofit, the focus is to have as much money as possible going to carbon reduction. Since preserving trees is much more cost-effective than planting new ones, this project can remove CO₂ emissions for under $11 per ton.

This is one of the most cost effective carbon reducing projects we have found available for funding today.


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We fund this project through the nonprofit, Cool Effect.
Learn more at cooleffect.org


CARBON REDUCING RESEARCH

Carbon Storage in Farm Soil

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This project helps farmers improve soil quality so it can store more carbon.

Oco members fund new research focused on changing policy to improve soil carbon storage in the US agriculture system.

Currently, many farmers in the United States are using agricultural practices that harm soil, release carbon into the atmosphere, and hurt food production.


Soil carbon storage in agriculture is a win-win.

New research has shown that we can store significant amounts of carbon in our soils and improve agricultural production in the process.

Currently policymakers at Carbon180 are working to improve agricultural practices in the United States to help farmers make more money and store more carbon in their soil.


Carbon180 has experience shaping environmental policy.

Carbon180 is an organization with experts in research, policy and business. They have an established policy team with experience enacting change on Capital Hill to unlock opportunities for climate scientists. They support entrepreneurs focused on carbon removal, and a research team focused on projects like soil carbon storage and other effective carbon removal initiatives.


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We fund this project through the NGO, Carbon180.
Learn more at carbon180.org


Our Mission


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Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for anyone to fight climate change.

Climate scientists say that the most important thing we can do to fight climate change is to dramatically reduce the CO₂ we put into the atmosphere.

Oco makes reducing the CO₂ in our atmosphere simple for everyone.


We want to help simplify the climate change conversation.

Climate change is a big complicated problem. There are many aspects to it. We spend lots of time researching climate change questions so we can help make climate change easier for everyone to understand.


We find credible and cost effective carbon reducing projects to fund.

Currently, we fund a project replacing open fire cooking with clean cookstoves in Uganda. Cookstoves are 50% more efficient than open fires because they burn wood efficiently.

This project has been triple verified against the most rigorous international standards for carbon reduction. For less than $5 a ton of CO₂ removed from the atmosphere, this is one of the most cost effective carbon reducing projects on the market.


Over 90% of contributions will always go to carbon reducing projects.

This project is supported by people in their free time. We want as much of your money as possible going to projects fighting climate change.

Over 90% of contributions go to project with small fees covering credit card processing and web hosting.


What do we know about climate change?


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CO₂ we put into the atmosphere causes climate change.

In 1900, global CO₂ emissions were 2 billion tons. In 2017, global CO₂ emissions were 36 billion tons. This means we now emit 18 times more CO₂ globally than 120 years ago (source).

Meanwhile, the concentration of CO₂ in the atmosphere has increased to over 400 parts-per-million. This is the highest level of CO₂ in the atmosphere in the past 800,000 years (source). This is not just greater than the CO₂ concentration in the atmosphere in 1900 (which was 294 ppm) but the highest concentrations of CO₂ in the atmosphere over the entire history of human civilization.

These CO₂ emissions from human activity have led to a one degree Celsius increase in global surface temperature since 1900 (source).

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Climate change threatens the nature we love and need.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC estimates that in the next 30 to 50 years, we will see a global temperature increase up to 1.5 degrees. (pp. 6, source).

Once the planet passes a 1.5 degree increase in global temperature, researchers estimate that an ice free Arctic Ocean is possible, ecological systems may be at risk, and heat stress may lead to reductions in global agriculture production (pp. 264, source).

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We can afford to reduce our CO₂ emissions.

To offset the average American's CO₂ emissions costs about $13 a month on Oco. That comes out to about $156 a year.

To offset all individual American's CO₂ annual emissions would cost about $52 billion. For context, Americans gave $427 billion dollars in charity in 2018. (source).

While there are many more components of climate change to address, this is a great place to start.



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  • You will always be up-to-date on Oco giving with our monthly email.

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53 Oco members are carbon neutral!

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Join our newsletter and community of 230 climate fighters and growing.



Where does a monthly Oco contributions go?

For donations supporting carbon reducing projects

Currently, we fund a project replacing open fire cooking with clean cookstoves in Uganda. Cookstoves are 50% more efficient than open fires because they burn wood efficiently.

Click here to learn more about this project.

For donations supporting carbon reducing research

We fund new research focused on carbon storage in farm soil. Research has shown that soil carbon storage in agriculture is an exciting new opportunity to fighting climate change and benefit the agriculture industry.

Click here to learn more about this research.

For all donations

We work to find credible and cost effective carbon reducing projects. Over 90% of contributions goes to carbon reducing projects.

Find our transparent financing here.
Click here to learn more about our mission.

Note: This contribution is not tax deductible. Yet. This is a new project. We are now in the process of becoming a tax-exempt public charity 501(c)3 nonprofit! Fees that go to credit card fees or sales tax may not be refundable.

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For the love of nature.


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Right now, monumental change is underway.

Our eyes are opening to the environmental costs of the way we live. As more and more research emerges, we learn more about the grave threat that is climate change. We can expect more wildfires, less freshwater and less biodiversity.

We are not living sustainably.

We can either change how we live and be the generation that heals our planet or we can sit on our laurels and be the generation that failed to act.

We can take meaningful action to fight climate change.

Passionate people, scientists, and policymakers are all taking action to fight climate change in a meaningful way.

I no longer feel I have the luxury of waiting for someone else to address climate change. Once I really understood the severity of climate change, I sought out the researchers doing the most important work to fight climate change.

And I created Oco so you can all give to these organizations as well.

The future can be sustainable.

I love nature, and am not sure I have found another person who doesn't. I was deeply fortunate to spend time in nature as a child.

I dream of a future where more children can grow up surrounded by nature, not less. I believe we can be the people who create a sustainable world for future generations.

Oco makes it as easy as possible for anyone to remove CO₂ from the atmosphere.

Cheers,

Ben on behalf of the Oco Crew




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Oco's Sustainable
Gift Guide


When buying gifts this holiday, choose sustainable.

It can be difficult finding sustainable gifts during the holiday season. We have curated a list of brands that offer great sustainable products for giving this holiday season.

Our Gift Guide Categories
Marketplaces
Self-Care
Clothing
Home Goods
Food & Snacks

Happy gifting!

Marketplaces


Goodee

Sustainable & Ethical Marketplace

Goodee empowers creators, makers, and consumers to make a social impact through a global marketplace that fosters transparent sourcing, upcycling, ethical treatment of its employees and more.

Simply put, good design and good purpose intersect here.

BLK + GRN

An All-Natural Marketplace from All Black Artisans

BLK + Green is a quality-tested, carefully curated marketplace of non-toxic goods from black-owned artisans.

Their all Black artisans are carefully chosen by Black health experts who know what an all-natural product truly looks like.

Self-Care


BFree Organics

100% Organic Skincare + Wellness

On founder, Cassandra Dailey's quest to create a healing plant-based, wellness line, they have consciously chosen to use only the highest quality, most effective ingredients, that directly benefit the skin.

Believing and understanding that natural, non-toxic skincare is vital for long-term health, graceful aging, and radiance, BFree Organics is 100% organic -nature-based and has absolutely no parabens, GMOs, sulfates, gluten, animal testing, or artificial fragrances.

Golde

Give the Gift of Self-Care

Golde's products are a celebration of superfoods to effortlessly boost your daily routine, from morning smoothies to skincare.

You can count on Golde for formulas that are always 100% natural and vegan-friendly, with superfood ingredients you can recognize and trust.

hanahana beauty

Consciously Clean Skincare + Wellness

hanahana beauty's intention is to increase accessibility, transparency, and sustainability in all aspects of what they create.

From the fair sourcing of their shea butter to the creation of their homemade products, down to the responsible representation of people working with them at every end.

Sunny Sundays

Organic, Eco-Friendly Lip Balm

Sunny Sunday founder's ever-growing list of allergies, a heightened awareness of well-being and mother earth drove them to develop what they hope will also be your new favorite lip balm.

Their lip balm is organic and handmade in small batches in California. Their compostable packaging is made from 80% recycled paper with 60% post-consumer content.

Clothing


Kind Socks

Sustainably Made Organic Socks

We have reimagined a classic sock in a fun ethical way - giving this everyday essential sock the love it deserves.

That means organic cotton socks that is pure. No pesticides. No toxic chemicals.

Everlane

Sustainable and Ethical Clothing

Everlane makes sustainability a big priority. They have goals to only use recycled plastics in garments and organic cotton in all garments in the next few years.

As of October 2020, Everlane has transitioned 90% of their apparel materials that contained virgin plastic to recycled materials made from plastic water bottles, fishing nets, and other items destined for the waste stream—they label these ReNew and ReKnit.

Worn Wear Patagonia

Used Patagonia Clothing & Gear

Patagonia is a brand that is constantly trying to reduce the environmental impact of their garments.

Patagonia's Worn Wear program lets you send in or purchase old Patagonia gear that is still in great quality extending the life of garments. It's like if an online thrift shop of Patagonia gear!

Toad&Co

Eco-friendly Clothing

Toad&Co clothing is made from a minimum of 80% sustainable fibers and/or fabrics that are 3rd party certified for responsible manufacturing.

They aims to clean up a dirty apparel industry, educate people on sustainable practices, and inspire folks to live their fullest lives.

Home Goods


Kor Water

Reusable Water Bottles and Filtration Systems

Kor makes reusable water bottles and water filters for the home.

Their water filters use coconut shells as a natural and more sustainable alternative to other water filters.

Green Toys

Sustainable Toys

Using 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, Green Toys not only divert material from landfills, but also reduce our carbon footprint and potentially harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Green Toys’ non-toxic food-safe toys and tableware are tested throughout every stage of production and meet or exceed all relevant safety standards.

Buffy

Home Goods for the Home Planet

Buffy is on a mission to help you live comfortably—without making our planet uncomfortable. That’s why we use earth-friendly fabrics and manufacturing methods to create more sustainable products, from first sketch to last stitch and beyond.

They offset all CO2 from frieght and consumer shipments. They also use sustainable materials in their products like certified wood-pulp based fibers and cardboard and certified eucalyptus fiber.

Gimme the Good Stuff

Natural Home Goods

Gimme the Good Stuff helps busy, conscientious parents easily avoid toxic products in their homes through our in-home consulting service, personalized shopping guides, and online store.

We simplify the process of navigating the confusing world of “natural” products, and our readers, customers, and clients enjoy peace of mind and confidence that their home is a safe, healthy place for their families.

Food & Snacks


Sustainable Snacks

Sustainable Snacks

Eco-friendly, Vegan Snacks

Sustainable Snacks thoughtfully combine simple, wholesome ingredients that result in boldly flavored, plant-based clusters.

Sustainable Snacks is mindful of how we do business and thoroughly vet all our suppliers. They partner directly with ethical, family-owned vendors to source our plant-based ingredients and business supplies.

Vegancuts

Vegan Gift Baskets

Knowledgeable box curators at Vegancuts search every corner of the vegan world to discover the most exciting new products from new and established brands.

They thoroughly examine ingredients, test all products, and carefully craft each box to deliver an unboxing experience that will delight you.




Volunteer @ Oco Crew.

Help make it easier for more people to fight climate change.

We are looking for volunteers to take lead roles to help rebuild ococrew.com. We're a grassroots project supported by its passionate contributors and volunteers.

Your technical or artistic skillset can help Oco Crew improve its experience and build out a community of people determined to create a sustainable future.

Oco Crew is super duper transparent, and so you can view our plan and vision for ococrew2.0 right here: ococrew2.0 Figma File

Think this stuff looks cool? Please reach out. Don't have all the skills? Still, reach out!

We will get back to you within three days of applying!

Community Lead (Volunteer)

This role is perfect for you if you:

  • Want to help fight climate change?!

  • Experience building a meaningful community (any platform)

  • Experience managing social channels in conjunction with a community.

Graphic Design Lead (Volunteer)

This role is perfect for you if you:

  • Want to help fight climate change.

  • Have experience designing a design system or visual identity guide.

  • Like sharing and receiving feedback.

Web Development Lead (Volunteer)

This role is perfect for you if you:

  • Want to help fight climate change.

  • Have experience building a website with a blog (i.e. Wordpress, Shopify, Webflow, etc.)

  • Have a passion for design.

  • Preferred: Have experience with website redesigns.

“Your Perfect Role” Lead (Volunteer)

This role is perfect for you if you:

  • Want to help fight climate change.

  • Want a role and have a skillset that can help us.

  • I will follow up via emails for specifics. Let's see if we can make something happen!

More about these roles.

Roles are flexible to you, the expectation is 2-5 hours/week for 3 months. These are unpaid volunteer roles, but it can definitely go on a resume (and we will sing your praises!).