Welcome to a test version of the Carbon Tracker App. Our carbon emissions can significantly and quickly 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.
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 30-45 minutes, and launch the app!
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 equivalent CO2 emissions and presented in the app. The quantified framework is invaluable in increasing awareness and suggesting next steps.
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 Yorktown?
A: The app was originally designed by Croton100 for residents of zip code 10520 but the app will perform carbon calculations for any zip code. It uses the zip code from your profile (which you need to create before using the app) to personalize the analysis for your town. 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 Croton100 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. Consider getting together with friends and neighbors and discussing. Use the opportunity to share and learn. Chat with students and get involved with your community and schools. Use our “resources” page to learn about your areas of focus, such as home heating.
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 Croton100 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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