Hello Wren members!
Thanks for supporting the Wren Climate Fund, a rotating collection of climate projects, curated by Wren, that sequester or prevent carbon emissions. Every month or so, we send an update to recap any progress the projects in the fund have made. Click "Read full update" on any of the recaps to see a more detailed report, including images, videos, and letters written by project leads, specifically for Wren supporters.
Here's what happened in January and February so far:
🐷 Regenerative Agroforestry
Regenerative Agroforestry: How to store CO2 for thousands of years
- ❄️ Despite snow, strong winds, and temperatures reaching -13C, Andy and Ken managed to plant over 1,000 more trees at Brodoclea.
- 🐖 They also welcomed another 9 baby piglets into their litter!
- 🔥 The team's newest member, Kris, has started their biochar project. Kris will turn forest waste into biochar, a form of solid, almost-pure carbon, that keeps CO2 locked up for thousands of years. Read on to learn more!
🔥 Clean cooking fuel for refugees
Investment in clean cooking fuel factory will double production!
- 👨🏽🏭 The project has invested to double its production capacity. Four new production lines will be available at the end of this year.
- 🔜 Clean Cooking Fuel for Refugees is in the process of being verified by Gold Standard, a well-regarded benchmark for climate projects around the world. The assessment should be completed later this year.
- 🔥 Our project recycles plant waste to produce two different kinds of clean burning briquettes: non-carbonized biomass briquettes, and biochar briquettes. In this update you'll learn how each one is made.
🌲 Community Tree Planting
How thousands of Africans planted 20 million trees
- Over 100,000 farmers participate in Community Tree planting across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and now India!
- Our project's ability to scale relies on effective information sharing. Regional leads write newsletters, written in multiple languages to share farming best practices with small groups across East Africa.
- Our project partner, TIST, released a video from a satellite, showing the incredible scale of the project over the past decade.
🛰 Tech-enabled Amazon Rainforest Protection
Rainforest protection triples in size with more expansion planned!
- Our project has expanded to two new communities: Bufeo Cocha and Santa Rita. Together they're actively protecting over 5,800 acres of Amazon rainforest– a bigger area than JFK international airport!
- Indigenous leaders from the Ticuna, Yagua, and Kitchwa peoples voted to scale up their rainforest protection. They're planning to include 9 more communities, to protect over 35,000 acres of rainforest.
That's it for this update! If you have questions or feedback, please reply directly to this email. I'll reply as soon as I can.
– Thomas & the Wren team.