Inspiration

We wanted to promote environmental awareness through an app that people use everyday.

What it does

Our web app is a chrome extension that converts the distance traveled and mode of transportation to carbon emissions.

How we built it

We used JavaScript and multiple Google APIs to create an interactive sidebar to Google Maps that allows users to view the size of their carbon footprint.

Challenges we ran into

One of our teammates left in the middle of the hackathon.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

It was rewarding for us to create a chrome extension that looks very professional.

What we learned

We learned a lot of web development programming, like writing HTML and CSS.

What's next for EcoRoutes

We hope that other organizations can use our database of users' travel info in order to strategically target areas that aren't environmentally aware.

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