Know your impact.
Amy L, Grace T, Isa J
This is an interactive app that allows people to track their impact on the environment. The app asks questions about the user's daily life and generates a Bean Score to reflect their current environmental impact. It also provides specific ways to reduce water usage, carbon emissions, and waste. After making a change, users can update their information and track how their Bean Score changes over time.
Most of us know that global climate change exists, but most of us don't know just how much it is already affecting us and destroying our world. Right now, it would take 68,000,000,000 trees to offset carbon dioxide emissions from cars and trucks. The World Health Organization estimates that between 2030 and 2050, about 250,000 people will die each year from climate change related causes. We are doomed if we continue down this path. However, what most people also don't realize is that their actions - no matter how small - can make a difference.
We built an app that helps people track their environmental impact by calculating a Bean Score based on their current lifestyle. This app also provides information on environmental issues and tips on how to reduce water usage, carbon emissions, and waste. By doing so, our app educates people and empowers them to make small changes in their daily lives. Then, people can update their information in the app to reduce their Bean Score and feel good about helping the environment.