I’m Julia and I’m the product manager for the carbon calculator. It’s a new product that helps you work out your carbon footprint, then offset it by supporting carbon reduction projects around the world. I’m excited to be answering some of your questions this week, with help from Shaunagh Duncan, our renewable energy manager. Shaunagh manages carbon offsetting for Bulb, and oversees the data and calculations behind the calculator.
When I joined Bulb in January, the carbon calculator was still in its beta phase. Since then, we’ve introduced monthly payments, and made it possible for members offsetting with us to manage their carbon footprint in their Bulb account. We’ve also added fun new illustrations, and redesigned the footprint results page. And a couple of weeks ago, we added a new tile in some members’ Bulb accounts to start promoting the new product.
One of our missions at Bulb is to lower carbon emissions. So we want to help people understand how much CO2e is created from their daily lives, and give them a way to do something about it. Not many people know about the calculator right now and that’s what we’re working to change.
Offsetting won’t fix the climate crisis on its own. But it’s a positive, impactful way to help the climate right away.
I’m here to answer your questions about the calculator, offsetting and what it’s like working at Bulb. We’d love you to try out the carbon calculator too, and look forward to hearing your feedback and any ways you think we can make it better.