We have launched 33 balloons and offset 5,596 ton-years of warming
At Make Sunsets, we believe that we have a responsibility to make bold moves to combat climate change. We're not afraid of controversy or challenges, and are passionate about developing innovative solutions to mitigate the worst effects of global warming. The science and math back us up, but we also recognize that there are unknowns and risks associated with stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI). With climate change rapidly transforming our world, it's crucial that we prioritize action over words. We believe the best time to field test and scale SAI is now.
Ton-year accounting is a method for quantifying the climate impact of a carbon project, of any length, in single-year increments.
In 2015, they met in San Francisco, CA through their shared passion for hardware companies and helping entrepreneurs go from 0 to 1, while Luke was Director of Hardware at Y Combinator and Andrew was an Outreach Manager at Indiegogo. Luke and Andrew went on to start separate hardware companies backed by Y Combinator, angel investors, and VCs. Between the two of them they’ve helped sell millions of dollars worth of hardware and software at various venture backed startups. Now they have the privilege to build a company that will help future generations combat the worst effects of climate change.
Make Sunsets is backed by Boost VC, Draper Associates, Pioneer Fund, and angel investors.