How to Better Track Your Carbon Footprint
You may already be doing your part to save the planet. From recycling and driving electric cars to avoiding the use of plastic bottles and carrying reusable bags to the grocery store, there are ways everyone can make a difference. But it may be important to ask ourselves, “Are we doing enough?”
If you have considered pursuing a more sustainable lifestyle, there’s an app for that! These apps help you track your carbon footprint. By tracking, you can see your environmental impact.
Below we have detailed some of these apps and their benefits.
Capture is an app that calculates users’ monthly CO2 targets by asking a series of questions. Sample questions include, “How many flights a year do you take?” and “What kind of diet do you follow?” Capture also utilizes GPS tracking to predict emissions from transportation.
The app was designed to not only make planet-friendly living possible, but also to make the process easier. With Capture, users can track, reduce, and remove CO2 emissions from everyday life.
Interestingly, the app can be used alone or with colleagues. If you are a numbers person who likes measuring and tracking, Capture is for you.
UK-based, Almond’s mission is simple: To help as many people reach net-zero carbon emissions as possible, and in four easy steps:
- Understand your carbon footprint.
- Discover responsible brands.
- Earn offset coins when you make a switch.
- Offset your carbon footprint.
Almond allows you to scan products to learn about that item’s story and see what’s in the product (i.e., if it uses environmentally friendly materials or ingredients). Then you can earn money with crypto rewards to plant and protect trees, which offset your carbon footprint. The more you earn, the faster you can grow your forest to achieve a balanced lifestyle and reach your personal CO2 Net Zero.
Pawprint empowers users to fight climate change from the palm of their hands. This online tool helps you measure, understand, and reduce your carbon footprint.
Known as the “Eco companion,” this app delivers:
- Science-based data you can trust
- Carbon-reducing tips and challenges that suit your lifestyle
- Better insight into how your carbon footprint measures up to those around you. (This app is also UK-based.)
One factor that sets Pawprint apart from other carbon footprint-tracking apps is that all data is validated by an expert in the industry, Mike Berners-Lee’s Small World Consulting.
And of course, there are plenty of other smartphone apps and tools available to better track and reduce your carbon footprint, including The Extra Mile, My Planet, and Carbon Footprint. The trick is finding the app or tool that works best for your lifestyle.