Inspiration

We were inspired to create this project because of how relevant it currently is. Climate change has become an urgent matter and many are unaware of how much impact meat consumption has on the environment. We wanted to not only bring awareness to how much one might be impacting the environment, but also to help create an action plan on how to decrease the impact.

What it does

Through a quiz we have designed, we are able to calculate the amount of greenhouse emissions, water usage, and the land usage depending on the type of meat consumed. After the quiz, certain challenges are given to help mitigate impact on the environment. After a challenge is completed, points would be given. There is also a leaderboard where you can connect with your friends and compare the amount of points one has.

How we built it

We built our web based application with html, css, python, flask, and javascript.

Challenges we ran into

Some challenges we ran into include not being able to fully create our idea due to time constraints. We planned to create a game like web application where after a quiz is taken, they'd be given certain goals and challenges. The purpose of the challenges is to inspire our users to make better decisions in their diet to help mitigate their impact on the environment.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

An accomplishment that we are proud of is being able to convert our code from python to javascript! No one on our team had experience with javascript, so we had to learn from youtube videos and stack overflow ;)

What we learned

We learned how to set up a flask framework, more about javascript syntax and even learned more about our overall topic. We weren't entirely aware of what meats had the most impact on the environment, so we were able to do research on our own to make sure our data was correct.

What's next for Eco Plate

We plan to incorporate other aspects of our daily life that also have an impact on our environment. For example, fast fashion, transportation, and plastic use.

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