Offset your carbon footprint and help the poor at the same time with Offset4Poor, a new iPhone app hitting the App Store Friday 11/18. Offset4Poor’s carbon offset calculator allows you to easily calculate your carbon footprint from activities such as driving and flying. It also gives you the opportunity to offset your emissions by paying for carbon saving work projects, like tree planting, in some of the poorest countries in the world. Click here to view the app on iTunes.
Some of the app features include:
· Track emissions while driving, flying and at home – GPS Tracking, Push-Notifications & Preset Averages make it easy and accurate to track your emissions.
· Emission History & Comparison – View your emissions by week, month, or quarter. Compare past and current months.
· Offset my Carbon Footprint – Specify how much carbon you want to offset by selecting a date range, or just use it as a free calculator to track and reduce your footprint.
· We uploaded a brief video to YouTube showcasing some of the apps features.
The poor are currently paying the highest price for the negative impacts of global warming/climate change. We hope to shift the current carbon offset market, which primarily benefits wealthy individuals/industrialists, towards the poor and the unemployed in both developing and developed countries. An average American offsetting through this app for a year, can help around four poor families in developing countries get over their hunger gap by providing dignified employment opportunities.
Please consider featuring/reviewing the Offset4Poor iPhone app. Not only is it an easy way to keep track of your personal carbon emissions, but with enough support, it could actually change the world.