▲ ▼ Calculating climate impact for everyday tasks
Every day tasks such as charging our smartphone to taking a flight leaves a carbon footprint thereby having an impact on the climate and environment. Some lesser than others, but even those with less carbon footprint for an individual can make large impact on the climate when entire population is considered.
I want easier ways to calculate carbon footprint and other things which impact the climate due to my regular activities. Current climate change, environmental awareness is all about shaming people for their actions rather than constructive ways to mitigate those actions.
I think better climate change awareness is the need of the hour, fulfilling the need gap of easier way to calculate our personal impact on climate could help that.
Hey Bakshara! We also believe that it is important to measure the carbon footprint of your everyday tasks. We, as a team of developers, are trying to use our skills with technology to empower businesses and individuals to become more sustainable.🌳 We were really driven by the fact that we as developers want to contribute as little as possible to digital pollution. Instead, we want to have a positive impact on the environment! 🌍 GreenFrame helps developers build low-carbon, energy-efficient web applications and reduce their environmental footprint, using a state-of-the-art platform based on real science. Feel free to check it out yourself: https://greenframe.io :)
I see where you are coming from, Bakshara. We believe that we as individual developers can indeed make a difference. We had the opportunity to work with Le Monde, one of the biggest newsletters in France, and we managed to reduce their website's emissions by 23%, or more precisely a reduction in carbon emissions from an initially 50 mg to 38.5 mg. With 120 million visits per month to their website, this represents a saving of 1.38 tonnes of CO2 emissions per month. This shows that even "small" improvements can have a major impact. If you're curious to find out more about our approach and research, feel free to check out our blog: https://marmelab.com/fr/blog#sustainability.
I appreciate the reply, I guess any reduction of energy consumption is good and so your direction does seem reasonable but at the starting price of 125€/mo it's way beyond the reach of entry-stage startups let alone individual developers.
I think there needs to be a separate open-source version of your framework so it can be used by many and can get valuable data to prove your claims and you can charge large organizations for setting it up/support like you already do.
Hello Bakshara, I've built a website, which partially addresses what is described here... at the moment it's minimal version, so it doesn't calculate carbon footprint for every single item - but I was planning to build such database. If the app gets some positive responses - I will definitely work on it more...
Currently aim is to promote sustainable lifestyle and boost environmental awareness (without shaming anyone :) )
have a look at www.bumi.club
and let me know what do you think about it!
Hey, https://www.bumi.club is Nice! I assume the name is based on Bhumi (Earth) in Tamil language?
This is close to solving what I was telling in this problem.
Couple of suggestions,
Make email optional.
As soon as the answer for 'anything good' question is received move to climate action automatically (may be give some points already).
Do everything possible to make it fun and interactive; we know that peer pressure works from the #garbage and #teamtrees hashtag events.
Yes name of the app is chosen on purpose. Good catch :)
Thanks for feedback!
Hi there, I am Justina from Ailuna mobile app team. We’re building a free app that helps you develop habits that are good for you and the planet. It contains fun challenges and hacks that make our everyday habits more eco-friendly. It does not have a carbon footprint or impact calculator YET, but it does offer a nice way to get on this journey and also share it with your friends. It is already in the app stores, but not complete - you can test it though! ;)
Hi, can you share the link to Ailuna? I'll check it out, perhaps in the future you can consider climate impact calculator.
Sure! Here is the link: https://ailuna.page.link/invite The app is not finished yet, but feel free to test it! :)