Save the world, but have fun doing it!�#FootprintsTowardsSustainibility
Instead of relying on plain hope for people to turn up for #save-the-earth campaigns, we strongly believe in the incentivization of today's youth. Users can earn badges and strive to complete milestones in order to battle their way through the top.
What is Carbon Footprints?
A carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to, directly and indirectly, support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).
In other words: When you drive a car, the engine burns fuel which creates a certain amount of CO2, depending on its fuel consumption and the driving distance When you heat your house with oil, gas, or coal, then you also generate CO2. Even if you heat your house with electricity, the generation of electrical power may also have emitted a certain amount of CO2. When you buy food and goods, the production of the food and goods also emitted some quantities of CO2.
Your carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions of CO2 (carbon dioxide), which were induced by your activities in a given time frame.
How these footprints affecting the world?
People can affect environments at the local level but it is very likely to cause an effect on a planetary scale. They are the greenhouse gas with the highest levels of emissions in the atmosphere. This, of course, causes global warming and ultimately, climate change.
Do you know your water has a high Carbon Footprint?
Water conservation is one of the keys to reducing our CO2 output and saving our planet from global warming. While you may think that your water comes au naturel from your local lakes, rivers, and waterways, and that they are without consequences, it couldn’t further from the truth!
Carbon Footprint Calculation
Carbon footprints are different from a country’s reported per capita emissions (for example, those reported under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). Rather than the greenhouse gas emissions associated with production, carbon footprints focus on the greenhouse gas emissions associated with consumption. They include the emissions associated with goods that are imported into a country but are produced elsewhere and generally take into account emissions associated with international transport and shipping, which is not accounted for in standard national inventories. As a result, a country’s carbon footprint can increase even as carbon emissions within its borders decrease.
The per capita carbon footprint is highest in the United States. According to the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center and the United Nations Development Programme, in 2004 the average resident of the United States had a per capita carbon footprint of 20.6 metric tons (22.7 short tons) of CO2 equivalent, some five to seven times the global average. Averages vary greatly around the world, with higher footprints generally found in residents of developed countries. For example, that same year France had a per capita carbon footprint of 6.0 metric tons (6.6 short tons), whereas Brazil and Tanzania had carbon footprints of 1.8 metric tons (about 2 short tons) and 0.1 metric tons (0.1 short ton) of CO2 equivalent, respectively.
HERE COMES THE USE OF COMPETE CARBON
As it is impossible as of now to completely reduce carbon emission from our day-to-day life, but we can minimize and reduce it by keeping care and with a knowledge about it.
At Compete Carbon, instead of relying on hope for people to join the awareness campaigns, we incentivize the youth to compete with their friends and battle their way to the top. This will earn them badges that are shareable on their social profiles.
Why we need this?
After successfully surpassing the deadliest outbreak we are not ready to face another but we are ignoring the Climate change coming towards us which is even more dangerous than Covid-19. The main reason behind it is Carbon Emissions So, this is the need of an hour and we can not stop the climate change but we can delay it with some efforts.
Who are we?
Visit the developer's page to know more about us and contact us. We love to work on Projects that help improve people's lives and leaves a good impact on this world.
Regards- Kartik Agarwal, Manan Jain, Hunaid Khan