Inspiration

The inspiration for this project arose from the ever-prominent problem of climate change, and the need to provide people with factual data about their carbon footprint

What it does

This project tracks the daily activities of a user and, based on scientific data, calculates the carbon emission / reduction that were either a direct or indirect consequence of the user's chosen activity.

How we built it

We built it using the industry standard MERN stack: MongoDB, Node.js, Express, React.js

Challenges we ran into

Being a small team of 2 developers, it was hard to find extensive data for carbon emissions based on the actions of an individual, but that is a problem which would be easily solved if more time wasn't such a scarce resource

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We made a platform that allows people to see how exactly their personal choices affect the climate change crisis

What we learned

We learned a lot about teamwork, collaboration, and data research

What's next for CarbonTracker

We believe CarbonTracker could have a genuine future, if a little more time is dedicated for the integration of data

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