Welcome to a beta test version of the Carbon Tracker App. Our carbon emissions can only be reduced by your thoughtful personal choices. By using this app, you will find ways to reduce your carbon footprint, improve your health and save money.
We cannot reduce our carbon footprint unless we measure it accurately. The app fulfills the following purposes:
Before launching the app, please collect the following information:
Brew yourself a cup of tea or coffee, settle down for about 45 minutes, and launch the app!
Carbon Tracker "Office Hours" are offered if you prefer to have a volunteer guide you through setup of the Carbon Tracker
Q: Is my information secure?
Q: How does the carbon tracker work?
A: The carbon tracker relies on a number of different studies by reputed organizations like the EPA. Activities like heating or transportation are converted into tons of CO2 emissions and presented in the app. The quantified framework is invaluable in increasing awareness and suggesting next steps. Read this fascinating blog to learn about the history of the Carbon Tracker.
Q: How accurate is the carbon tracker?
A: While we have taken all reasonable steps to be pretty accurate, the intention is not to track every molecule of CO2, but to provide big-picture directionally correct estimates that can guide our behaviors.
Q: Is the carbon tracker only for Croton on Hudson?
A: Yes, while it is designed for residents of zip code 10520, the app will perform carbon calculations for any zip code. However, the reference numbers like average household emissions are specific to zip code 10520. The app (including source code) can be licensed for free to any not-for-profit, and can be customized to any zip code in the United States. Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested.
Q: I just finished using the app. What should I do next?
A: Stare at your bar graph summary and ask yourself, "How do I cut my carbon emissions in half by 2030?" and create a long-term action plan for yourself.
Q: I found a bug in the app. I also have suggestions for improvement. Can I get in touch with the developers?
A: Yes, we welcome your feedback. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.