Climate change is not only a threat to billions of humans, it is also a threat to the thousands of species who live on Earth with us. In the last 500 years alone, we’ve wiped a thousand species off the face of the Earth. A swath of biodiversity extremely unique and precious, gone forever.
We owe it as a species to make sure that the other species of this world live a fulfilling and safe life. Yet, it is estimated that a 33% of amphibian species, 12% of bird species, 21% of fish species, 50% of primate species, 20% of all mammal species, 68% of all plant species, and 21% of all reptile species are at risk for extinction. We must take action to ensure the safety of all species. Remember: extinction is forever. That's why we need to make a push for a fuel-free future.
Humans have never been good at owning their mistakes, that’s why in the face of all the facts, there are still deniers of climate change. Yet, climate change is real. It is causing us to question the way we live, the way we work, and the way we survive. You can subvert the dominant paradigm. You can make this better. Be empowered. Get a sun cooker and be a pioneer on the Fuel-Free Frontier. This is a future in which fossil fuels are no longer necessary for us to travel, to manufacture, or to cook.
Fuel-free tech innovations fit into outdoor recreation and emergency preparedness, providing portable power solutions. GoSun is getting involved in this in a big way by looking to crowd-funding.
GoSun has turned to Start Engine for an Equity Crowdfunding raise. It is offering different bonuses for varying investment amounts, starting at $250 and offering a 10% discount on GoSun products available on our website.
The campaign has raised over $290,000 to date. Funds are then re-invested back into research and development for new fuel-free products.
“We like to think of it as though we are giving people and our customers a chance to own a piece of the future.” Patrick Sherwin, CEO of GoSun spoke about the reasoning behind turning to Start Engine. “We are a crowdfunded company so it makes a lot of sense to have customers become investors to fuel our rocket ship.”
Newstrail has a breakdown of the incredible advances that have been happening in the solar energy space:
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy recognizes that solar power is more affordable, accessible and prevalent in the US than before. US solar power capacity has grown to an estimated 97.2 gigawatts, enough power to run 18 million American homes. Currently over 3% of US electricity comes from solar energy.
American solar power offsets more than 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide yearly, this is an equivalent of planting 1.2 billion trees. During 2018 the US installed 10.6 GW of solar and even big oil giants are embracing solar technology.
Solstice notes that the American home going solar for a year offsets carbon as much as driving 18,000 miles less or growing 122 tree seedlings for a decade. Going solar can prevent more than 12,500 pounds of carbon dioxide from being added to the atmosphere.
GoSun has been singled out for innovation. It was named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), for the company’s water purifier GoSun Flow, which filters 99.99% of pathogens from water and is multifunctional.
“Our technology can cook, cool and charge off grid, helping people become energy independent, resilient, reduce emissions and have more fun,” Sherwin said. “Many investors are looking for a way to alleviate the problems of climate change. GoSun provides a unique opportunity because we provide several solutions to massive, global issues.”
GoSun has worked with several non-profits to provide discounted solar cookers and solar products to those in need. It provided funding and support to the following groups: California Fire Foundation, The Houston Food Bank, and Global Giving and Operation BBQ Relief.
GoSun has also helped plant over 50,000 trees through their involvement in Trees for the Future.
The future looks ripe for this sector. The massive growth in new wind and solar farms in 2020 helped force a record fall in global coal power, due to the pandemic slowing the world’s rising demand for electricity. Today, wind and solar supplies almost a tenth of global electricity and is not showing any signs of slowing down.