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Sustaio™️ App | The Sustainable Lifestyle Guide

A pocket-sized personal guide to sustainability to empower the individual.

$15,940
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Campaign Ends on October 16, 2020

Project Description

A pocket-sized personal guide to sustainability

 

We are on a mission to empower the individual by making sustainability easy. The Sustaio mobile app helps its users transition their habits to be sustainable by learning daily tips, setting goals, and saving useful resources, all in one trusted place. The in-app guided learning experience will make your transition easy.

 

Sustaio App build habits for a sustainable lifestyle

 

••The Problem••

 

We all know there is a global crisis happening—climate change, social disparities, collapsing ecosystems—and we are completely overwhelmed with just how unsustainable modern life is. When it comes to understanding our own personal impacts, it is staggering to learn the true costs of our actions and ALL of our stuff. This realization can make us feel powerless. How can one individual make a real difference?

Sustaio problem

 

••Our Solution••

 

This app will eliminate the decision paralysis that stems from not knowing what the most sustainable choices are. No more endless googling, deciphering blog posts – that’s where we come in. We are providing a tool for the individual to make and take action towards the lifestyle they want to lead.

Our approach will bring sustainability to a grounded level by contextualizing the two "ECOs" together: Ecology + Economy blended with personalization features where you can focus on your values. We can’t sustain long term growth using a short term perspective. Our human-centered design approach will deliver a self-empowering experience through guided learning and tangible metrics applicable to daily life!

We are taking a different approach to sustainability because the sustainable movement needs a total rebrand! We believe one individual can absolutely move the needle. No more all or nothing "ECO" in 50 shades of green. We are rebranding sustainability to be approachable and easy; it needs to speak to the individual in a way that relates to them. 

 

Sustaio goes beyond what other footprint trackers do by teaching the “soft skills” of sustainability in areas of food, clothing, waste, transportation, and more. Sustaio makes it easy for the user to manage what they measure.

 

mobile screen mockups

 

••Market Opportunity••

Now more than ever, due to the COVID19 pandemic, people are starting to become not only more aware of their impacts but also interested in making a positive change towards reducing their consumer demand, lowering their waste produced and becoming more conscious of the quality, quantity, and sourcing of the "stuff" they buy.

Market demand

 

"Two-thirds of Americans have had an “eco wake-up call” since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A poll of 2,000 Americans revealed 64% have had a moment since the pandemic started wherein they realized they needed to be more eco-friendly.

This might be a result of paying closer attention to their lifestyles—70% said being home more due to COVID-19 made them more aware of their eco-UNfriendly behaviors. These eco wake-up calls included becoming more aware of wasting food (44%), using paper products more sparingly (43%) and being more careful about where they buy meat (38%)." SOURCE

 

 

••Our Team••

 

Seasoned creative and sustainability expert on a mission to use her expertise in human-centered design-thinking as a means to build an innovative sustainable movement. Creative Firm

M.A. Sustainable Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
B.S. Cultural Anthropology & Interactive Design; Minor Graphic Design, Portland State University

Global crisis ah-ha(oh-no) moment: Reading The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman and realizing how harmful "stuff" is, circa 2011.

 

 

A software engineer, project lead, and manager with over 11 years of experience. Leif's full-stack technological experience and product expertise will enable us to bring our formulated ideas to creation and iterative development.

M.S. Mathematics, University of Miami
B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Oregon

Global crisis ah-ha(oh-no) moment: Traveling to Asia and seeing single-serving consumption was fashionable beyond US borders.

 


Sam has an in-depth understanding of the environmental movement and the scope of the problem. Contrary to the typical green branding, Sam is uniquely qualified to ground complex environmental data, delivering messaging in a way that motivates people.

B.A. in History and Mandarin Chinese, Boston College

Global crisis ah-ha(oh-no) moment: Connecting health info from The China Study with the environmental impact of meat made me feel empowered to make a big change with my decisions.

 

 

Renny is currently on the journey of honing her creative skills through multimedia exploration. She has brought the Sustaio™ visuals to life, strengthening the brand identity. Using her creative expertise in graphics, layout and color she makes difficult topics engaging.

B.F.A. in Printmaking, Pratt Institute
A.A. in Illustration & Graphic Design

Global crisis ah-ha(oh-no) moment: Moving from Colorado to New York City and noticing the major differences in air quality & litter, circa 2013.

 

For the people, funded by the people!

 

With your help, we can take the Sustaio mobile app from ideation to app store launch. We are raising $50k to produce the first generation of the Sustaio mobile app. This includes the creation of sustainability vetted & curated content, the R&D of a soft skills sustainability ecological and carbon tracker, and a mobile experience like never before.

funding allocation

 

We are so incredibly grateful for any and all contributions to the Sustaio crowdfunding campaign. This is only the beginning, but it doesn't start without YOU. Thank you for taking part in the Sustaio Movement!

With committed excitement,
Olivia & the Sustaio team

Sustaio call to action

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When is the Sustaio™ mobile app launching? Dec 1, 2020, that's right, in the blink of an eye you will soon be able to make your life more sustainable.
  • I have a question about the campaign REWARDS, who can I talk to? Our founder, Olivia, would be thrilled to answer any questions you have. Contact her directly at op@sustaio.com

 

 

Erin Ries
09/28/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Anne Brown
09/28/2020
The SustainABILITY
$25
Ian - Map Your Adventure
09/24/2020
Pando Connector
$100
Bill Peppard
09/23/2020
Monetary Contribution
$200
Katie Nyberg
09/22/2020
Pando Connector
$100
Lance Waring
09/22/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Aoife
09/22/2020
Pando Connector
$100
09/21/2020
SusSlayer!
$50
Hannah Mader
09/17/2020
The SustainABILITY
$25
Coop and Sylvie
09/17/2020
Pando Connector
$100
Monetary Contribution

This option is for you if: 

  • you want to give a custom amount
  • you love what we are doing and want to show your support but just don't have the time to partake in our rewards

Thank you for your generous contribution!

8 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
The SustainABILITY

You’re giving us the ABILITY to get this app into the world, and we’re very grateful. Thanks for supporting Sustaio.

Along with our gratitude, you get a chance to try the app with a 3-month subscription = $14 savings.

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15 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Pando Connector

Panda? NO! PandOOOO —The world's largest living organism is a group of Aspen trees 100 acres large called Pando. They share a connected root system. Nature is badass. So are you. By funding this reward you are helping create a new type of Pando — a community of circular thinkers.

To get you started you’ll receive a 1-year subscription = $56 savings + our sustainably vetted brand guide.

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17 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Circular Thinker

Our mission is to help people think circular. In simple terms, the planet has enormous systems that make life possible. We want to help you see the big connections as they relate to your life. This reward will get you there with:

  • The circular thinker’s booklist
  • Sustaio’s sustainably vetted brand guide
  • 1-year subscription to the Sustaio app
  • MVP beta tester early access so you can have a stake in helping create the product
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3 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
SustAngel

Fly away. You’re an actual angel. As a thank you for your generous support of our mission to make sustainability easy, you will get: 

  • Your name on a dedicated supporters section on Sustaio.com
  • The Sustaio eBook on all things #circular
  • A LIFETIME (oh snap!) subscription to the app
  • 1:1 Q&A with our founder on all things sustainability where she can answer any questions you have about your daily decisions.
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5 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Sustaio Founders Circle

As a member of the Sustaio Founders Circle, you will get: 

  • A LIFETIME subscription for you and (5) people of your choosing 
  • A private sustainability consultation (for business or personal)
  • LIFETIME access to the founder’s quarterly book club. To get you started you will receive our eBook on all things #circular.
  • Monthly Founders Circle update with Sustaio business news, reporting, and growth.
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1 Supporter
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
Sustaio Empowerment Partner

As an EP, we will offer a personal sustainability consultation. Specifically, we will create your personalized carbon offsetting portfolio. This can be created for a group of family members or friends of your choosing as well. If you travel a lot, by plane, train or automobile, this plan can effectively offset your transportation carbon footprint by investing in community projects that are drawing carbon out of the atmosphere. After we create your portfolio, we will start you off by putting 1% of your partnership investment into your first carbon offset project.

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0 Supporters
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10,000.00 USD
Sustaio QBL Partner

People + Planet + Purpose + Profit = Quadruple Bottom Line

We want to empower your company and workforce through a brand consultation and sustainability education. Our founder will provide a sustainability business consultation, including a digital carbon footprint analysis to help you plan and communicate your sustainable initiatives successfully through brand identity and messaging. This partnership also includes a 1-year subscription for up to 50 of your employees ($4,000 value).

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0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

This option is for you if: 

  • you want to give a custom amount
  • you love what we are doing and want to show your support but just don't have the time to partake in our rewards

Thank you for your generous contribution!

8 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
The SustainABILITY

You’re giving us the ABILITY to get this app into the world, and we’re very grateful. Thanks for supporting Sustaio.

Along with our gratitude, you get a chance to try the app with a 3-month subscription = $14 savings.

185 Left
15 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Pando Connector

Panda? NO! PandOOOO —The world's largest living organism is a group of Aspen trees 100 acres large called Pando. They share a connected root system. Nature is badass. So are you. By funding this reward you are helping create a new type of Pando — a community of circular thinkers.

To get you started you’ll receive a 1-year subscription = $56 savings + our sustainably vetted brand guide.

183 Left
17 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Circular Thinker

Our mission is to help people think circular. In simple terms, the planet has enormous systems that make life possible. We want to help you see the big connections as they relate to your life. This reward will get you there with:

  • The circular thinker’s booklist
  • Sustaio’s sustainably vetted brand guide
  • 1-year subscription to the Sustaio app
  • MVP beta tester early access so you can have a stake in helping create the product
17 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
SustAngel

Fly away. You’re an actual angel. As a thank you for your generous support of our mission to make sustainability easy, you will get: 

  • Your name on a dedicated supporters section on Sustaio.com
  • The Sustaio eBook on all things #circular
  • A LIFETIME (oh snap!) subscription to the app
  • 1:1 Q&A with our founder on all things sustainability where she can answer any questions you have about your daily decisions.
5 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Sustaio Founders Circle

As a member of the Sustaio Founders Circle, you will get: 

  • A LIFETIME subscription for you and (5) people of your choosing 
  • A private sustainability consultation (for business or personal)
  • LIFETIME access to the founder’s quarterly book club. To get you started you will receive our eBook on all things #circular.
  • Monthly Founders Circle update with Sustaio business news, reporting, and growth.
4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
Sustaio Empowerment Partner

As an EP, we will offer a personal sustainability consultation. Specifically, we will create your personalized carbon offsetting portfolio. This can be created for a group of family members or friends of your choosing as well. If you travel a lot, by plane, train or automobile, this plan can effectively offset your transportation carbon footprint by investing in community projects that are drawing carbon out of the atmosphere. After we create your portfolio, we will start you off by putting 1% of your partnership investment into your first carbon offset project.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
Sustaio QBL Partner

People + Planet + Purpose + Profit = Quadruple Bottom Line

We want to empower your company and workforce through a brand consultation and sustainability education. Our founder will provide a sustainability business consultation, including a digital carbon footprint analysis to help you plan and communicate your sustainable initiatives successfully through brand identity and messaging. This partnership also includes a 1-year subscription for up to 50 of your employees ($4,000 value).

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward