13.7 billion metric tons. Every year, the world produces 13.7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions through the food that it consumes. Our carbon footprint has been on an upward trajectory and the effects are evident: the IPCC claims that the planet will cross a threshold into environmental ruin by 2036. It is past time that we take serious precautions to curb our CO2 emissions by being conscientious of the foods we are eating every day, and Foodprints is here to help with just that.
Foodprint helps take away the visceral distaste that many have when it comes to making significant changes to their diets. Our goal is to help the world’s citizens do their part to prevent climate change from making our planet inhabitable, and to gradually allow the food supply chain to decrease the overall production of such foods and make the Earth an eco-friendly home for future generations.
What it does
Foodprint is a software that allows the user to progressively decrease their carbon footprint by tracking the amount of carbon emissions their diet is producing on a daily basis. Users simply input the foods they are eating and the software develops a comparison platform for the following weeks that would help the user decrease their carbon footprint by 33% after only a few months.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Although it was difficult to learn the ins-and-outs of Python, one of the biggest challenges was figuring out how to integrate the Python into the website without compromising the code. We tried a variety of different methods and finally decided on using the Repl.it platform as seen on our final product.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are definitely proud of getting through the past thirty-six hours and creating a functioning product! We all truly feel that we've gained a stronger grasp of Python and love the professional vibes of our website. Also, our logo is hands-down
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What's next for Foodprint
We really love this topic and believe this is a niche in the tech world that has yet to be worked upon! We would love to expand this into a Fitbit-esque competitive mode where users can compete with friends for the lowest weekly CO2 emissions.