We were inspired to create this while brainstorming ideas for our EarthxHack 2018 project while driving to Dallas, TX from Norman, OK. We wondered what kind of environmental impact we were causing by driving hundreds of miles to reach this event and if there was a better way for us to reach our destination.

What it does

As of now, this website allows you to enter a starting and ending point, then calculates the distance and how many pounds of CO2 will be released into the atmosphere

How we built it

We built this site using CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. We also utilize the Google maps and Google fonts apis for style and functionality.

Challenges we ran into

Both of us are complete beginners at HTML and JavaScript, so the whole project was a challenge and a learning experience. We had issues with calculating distance in JS and utilizing the Google Maps api. We also had challenges learning styling and formatting for a webpage. We also ran into issues actually getting our html files online.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We're proud that we learned a massive amount about these languages in just about 24 hours.

What we learned

We learned quite a bit about our own carbon footprints on top of becoming more proficient with HTML and javascript.

What's next for Green Machines

We hope to add future implementation for calculating the CO2 emissions released by traveling with trains, planes, and busses, so users can decide the most environmentally friendly way to go on their next trip! Additionally, we'd like to add more sources and suggestions that users can consider to help offset their carbon emissions when they can't take the most environmentally friendly mode of transport.

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