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Backed by Y Combinator, Project Wren operates a Netflix-like model to make an impact on climate change by reducing the carbon footprint.

20th Jan 2020
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Former US President Barack Obama once said, “It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today, we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today”.


The 44th US President was the first African American to hold the office, and in many of his speeches, he has advocated for economic and health care reforms, and initiatives to tackle climate change. 


While talking about climate change, the narrative, “saving the environment”, is brought onto everyone. However, it catches no steam as ordinary people don't know how to be part of this global narrative. 


To solve this, three graduates from the University of Southern California – Landon Brand, Mimi Tran Zambetti, and Ben Stanfield – started up Project Wren in 2019. Backed by Y Combinator, the startup operates a Netflix-like model to make an impact on climate change by reducing the carbon footprint.


Here’s to more such inspiring stories. 


Project Wren

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