Survival often comes in the way of making an impact in the world. Based in London and Barcelona, Selva is an impact startup that has helped people become part of the climate change solution. Sadly, it is shutting down.
“We planted over 60,000 trees and helped hundreds of people take genuine climate action,” says Harry Hely-Hutchinson, co-founder and CEO of Selva, in a LinkedIn post. “But good intention isn’t enough to build a sustainable company.”
Selva began as a startup that wanted to make climate action not restricted to just scientists and governments. It is a known fact that big corporations and governments are offsetting their carbon footprint by planting trees. Selva helps normal people offset their personal carbon footprint. However, that impactful mission and even support from people was not enough for Selva to survive the climate change.
Selva wanted to help people decarbonise
Started in January, 2021, by Harry Hely-Hutchinson, Camila Carelli, and Filadelfo Braz, Selva wanted common people to calculate their own carbon footprint and make it easier for them to offset their footprint.