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COMMON PURPOSE

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Humans have always known how to live sustainably. It’s in our nature. Commons helps us tap into our inner carbon compass. Together, we’re using our spending to shape a sustainable world.

OUR VALUES

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HARNESS COLLECTIVE POWER

We act with more than ourselves in mind and cultivate diversity. We change the world by changing ourselves.
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02.

COMMUNICATE THE ESSENCE

We distill data and information into action to make the low-carbon choice the simple choice.
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03.

MEET THE MOMENT

To keep pace with the climate crisis, we move quickly. We take big bets, building for the speed of learning.
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04.

PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION

Each of our sustainability journeys has its own pace, priorities, and constraints. We meet people where they’re at.
05.

LIVE LIGHTER

We believe a sustainable life is a happier, healthier, wealthier, fulfilled, and connected life.
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FROM OUR FOUNDER

UNLEASHING OUR CARBON INFLUENCE

We have less than 10 years to cut global emissions in half. More of us than ever before are concerned about the climate crisis and want to take action to make a difference.

For me, the climate crisis became real when I worked in international development in Ethiopia and India and saw first-hand its devastating effects, especially for poor and vulnerable people. Since moving back to the US, I’ve also seen changing climates disrupt lives at home.

I started tracking my carbon footprint in an excel spreadsheet 10 years ago because I couldn’t find any good tools to help me align my life with the world I wanted to live in. As I built my intuition for the choices that mattered most, I cut my emissions by over 30%. And my life is richer, healthier, and happier because of it.

In the last few years, people like me who shift our behavior have created massive market shifts. Plant-based eating has exploded, bringing down the emissions of our agricultural sector. People demanding greener modes of transit have shut down flight routes.

I founded Commons to help people tap into our collective carbon influence faster and more intentionally. The climate crisis was caused by humans. We’ll reverse it too.
FROM OUR FOUNDER

UNLEASHING OUR CARBON INFLUENCE

For me, the climate crisis became real when I worked in international development in Ethiopia and India and saw first-hand its devastating effects, especially for poor and vulnerable people. Since moving back to the US, I’ve also seen changing climates disrupt lives at home.We have less than 10 years to cut global emissions in half. More of us than ever before are concerned about the climate crisis and want to take action to make a difference.
“We have an intuition for other important metrics in our lives – dollars, calories, steps. Soon we’ll have an intuition for carbon, too.”
I started tracking my carbon footprint in an excel spreadsheet 10 years ago because I couldn’t find any good tools to help me align my life with the world I wanted to live in. As I built my intuition for the choices that mattered most, I cut my emissions by over 30%. And my life is richer, healthier, and happier because of it.

In the last few years, people like me who shift our behavior have created massive market shifts. Plant-based eating has exploded, bringing down the emissions of our agricultural sector. People demanding greener modes of transit have shut down flight routes.

I founded Commons to help people tap into our collective carbon influence faster and more intentionally. The climate crisis was caused by humans. We’ll reverse it too.
Sanchali Seth Pal
CEO & FOUNDER, COMMONS
“We have an intuition for other important metrics in our lives – dollars, calories, steps. Soon we’ll have an intuition for carbon, too.”
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MEET THE COMMONS TEAM

Sanchali Pal
CEO & Founder
Practical idealist, strict flexitarian. Seasoned carbon budgeter. Novice secondhand shopper.
Nick Reavill
CTO
Cold water, air drying launderer. Grey water collector. Darner of jumpers and socks.
Kyna Payawal
Design Lead
Nature explorer and urban farmer. Loves hosting intentional earth-centered dinners.
Gabrielle Gustilo
Software Engineer
Seeking a better balance by building conscious habits. Yogi, gardener, cat lady, slow traveler.
Madeline Streilein
Software Engineer
Lifelong secondhand shopper. Public transportation evangelist. Future homesteader.
Sonja Johnson-Yu
Data Scientist
Pet chicken enthusiast. Bike commuter. Slow fashion maker. Data devotee.
Sophie Janaskie
Carbon Strategy Manager
Urban park explorer. Enthusiastic secondhand shopper. Carbon data nerd.
Zachary Connolly
Principal Data & Analytics Lead
Mostly never eat meat. Compost enthusiast. If there's a mountain I'd like to climb it.
Kristina Kelhofer
Chief of Staff
Outdoor adventurer, slow traveler, and pantry-chef. Believer in people power.
Roxanne Cook
Principal Product Designer
Ethical traveller. Backyard homesteader. Slow craft & DIY enthusiast. Eats mostly plants.
Katelan Cunningham
Content Strategy Lead
Backyard gardener. Novice home composter. Aspiring to eliminate food waste.
Jacob Lowe
Software Engineer
EV enthusiast. Explorer of the earth. Brewer of kombucha. Lover of all things natural.
Andrea Childress
Software Engineer
Food enthusiast. Adventure seeker. Urban gardener and compost lover.
Liza Moiseeva
Head of Marketing
Imperfect environmentalist. Public transportation advocate, gardener, and foodie.
Amea Wadsworth
Social Media Manager
Long time vegan. Secondhand gem hunter. DIY-er. Lover of collective action and community care.
Brydon Gerus
Advisor
Climate Optimist. Only by understanding nature can we understand our own human nature.
Andrew Vontz
Advisor
Optimist focused on making small changes that compound into big ones over time.
Reed Miller
Advisor
Cat enthusiast. Pescatarian biker. Data and board game nerd.
Phil Farhi
Advisor
Urban Park Explorer. Camping Aficionado. Beachgoerr. Product and Data Nerd.
Colin Kaepernick
Advisor
Civil rights activist. Football quarterback. Passionate about making climate action accessible.

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We're a passionate crew of doers committed to addressing the biggest crisis of our generation. We bring the same commitment to building an incredible workplace.
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