This is an app that really stands out in the multitude of carbon footprint trackers out there. GiveO2 is an app available for both Android and iOS, which allows people to offset their carbon footprint automatically. The application works with the phone’s GPS and so, you do not have to worry about typing in the miles manually. Despite the fact that this app takes advantage of your 3G connection and GPS capability, it does not take a toll on your battery life. This app shows that despite what most people say, you can make a difference in climate, regardless of how small it may be.
Interestingly, you’re able to grab discounts and rewards at participating retailers for reducing your footprint or even choose from a multitude of sustainable projects across the globe to offset transportation-related emissions.
TRACK & OFFSET
Remember to turn on the tracker every time you start a new trip. GiveO2 will automatically tell you the means of transportation you are using
Scroll to see the timeline. It will show you a list of all the trips you have made. Tap on the icons to see more information
View the level of CO2 you’ve reduced and emitted, as well as all the points and badges you’ve earned along the way
Click on the “offset cloud” to offset all your trips. By offsetting, you will have the opportunity to support a sustainable project of your choice!
Much like Foursquare, users of GiveO2 receive points and badges for offsetting their carbon footprint. And as an added incentive, those points can be redeemed for discounts in retailers like Amazon, GAP, Reebok, and Converse.
GiveO2 is available in the iOS App Store now, with an Android version set to be released in the coming months.