– Make it easy for everybody to adopt a greener lifestyle by “packaging” green choices with a quantitative prediction of the positive effect that they will be causing-
We are planning a supercool smartphone app, in which just normal people can start doing little things with a lot of good climate impact. We will make various options for positive actions available for them and that includes quantifying stuff they can do.
This quantification is not that simple and one important half of the challenge and will be usaeble for all kinds of good things - from happiness hacking to more complex environmental optimization for the people to Lifecycle Analysis for products, which is central part of the cradle-to-cradle economy.
We start with building the blueprint for this quantification in this challenge. We create a blueprint for the quantification of consumption choices (products/services) according to their effect on our climate.
The questions answered with this blueprint is:
what will it require to produce and consume this choice and what will consumption of it yield?
The blueprint is also exemplified for 5 choices (switching to LED lighting, biking to work, going vegan etc.) We will quantify according to the parameters: Money spent or gained, CO2 produced or avoided, time (personal energy, attention) spent and gained.
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Hi David, nice challenge, one of our colleagues, Jonas Wolterstorff did his Msc on this topic and is developing something simliar. You guys should definitely meet! I also had a simliar concept a few years ago for an APP called Dash-cott.
Thanks for the engagement. I actually send an email to you, but I assume that the email add was incorrect. I would love to see how we can synergise our ideas.
Please reach me under jonas . wolterstorff [at] gmail com!
Hi Greg - we were going to blueprint a method for predicting
the invest and outcome of activities with respect to money, time/energy,
and CO2. It did not work in such a way, that we finished a blueprint.
But we got great feedback. Are you involved in climate protection?