We take meaningful action toward solving climate change.

Our Mission

Oco Crew is a nonprofit on a mission to help anyone learn about and support real climate projects.

C02 is in our name.

Reducing carbon dioxide sits at the center of climate change. That is why we made reducing as much CO2 from the atmosphere as possible our goal and namesake.

We believe in a brighter future for climate action.

With the right tools and resources, people can make a real difference in the fight against climate change. Oco Crew has already reduced 4 million pounds of CO2 since its founding, supporting everything from the development of blue hydrogen to securing the legal tenure of indigenous communities to their traditional forest lands.
An ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree that is thousands of years old.
Photography: Casey Horner

Our approach ensures we fund real and impactful climate projects.

Every month, Oco Crew allocates donations to a select group of amazing initiatives all over the world and shares updates with everybody in our newsletter. We also source new initiatives from our online community. Start Donating Now
  1. We fund the most substantive solutions based on research by leading climate experts. Our main guide to solution research is Project Drawdown, a climate research organization that has worked with hundreds of experts to create a comprehensive plan of existing climate solutions. Learn About Project Drawdown
  2. We fund projects certified by top international environmental standards. Top international standards like Verified Carbon Standard by Verra and Gold Standard ensure measurement of CO2 emissions from the carbon cycle and impactful outcomes from projects. We only fund projects that meet these top international standards. Learn About Verified Carbon Standard
  3. We fund as directly as possible. When vetting projects, we look to give as directly to the climate work  with the fewest possible intermediaries.
  4. We encourage ongoing community feedback. We encourage all supporters to provide feedback on the projects we fund. Thus far, only 5% of donations go towards operating costs thanks to automated processes and awesome voluntary support.

We are a grassroots group with lots of different backgrounds.

We as a community are looking to bring new ideas to the climate space from countries all over the globe and from a diverse array of professional backgrounds from tech, design, clinical psychology, data, and marketing.

Meet some of the crew:
Ben Sterne, Founder
Vincent Brock, Vice President
Paul Sterne, Treasurer
Manuel Castro, Board Member
Stephanie Brennan, Board Member
Tiana Mascagno, Board Member
Jonas Brock, Board Member
Tim Falls, Advisor
Adam Rosenkranz, Advisor
Yukimi Harada, Advisor
Dani Sclafani, Advisor
Dylan Grave, Advisor
Pranav Aggawal, Advisor
Will Kurnit, Advisor
More to come!