Green tech startup Changers has launched CO2 Fit, a mobile app (available for iPhone and Android) that encourage fitness, rewards green behaviour, and – hopefully – will motivate you to reduce your CO2 emissions. Because Lord knows the Polar Bears would like you to.
(Last year Changers closed $1.5 million in Series A financing from German government-backed fund BFB Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg, with participation from Heliocentris, a specialist in clean energy, alongside additional private investors).
Today I discovered a new app called CO2 Fit. The game consists not in winning the race or killing all the pigs, but in saving the planet. It was developed by the green tech startup Changers as a fun way to get people to become more aware of their carbon footprint. How does it work ? You start by entering your journey and means of transportation : car, bicycle, train, bus or plane, into the app. It then tracks your location and speed and estimates how much CO2 you emitted. Finally it converts this emission into a “Recoin” (Renewable Energy coin) which represents every kilogram of CO2 you saved. One Recoin for one kilometer on a bike, five on a bus, and twenty on a train. If you chose to use your car this time, your CO2 emissions will also be displayed. You can then compare your scores with…
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