When you think of carbon emissions, many people think of common contributors such as the burning of fossil fuels, the use of planes and other transports, or the production of items such as clothes and toys. Very few people, however, think of the environmental impact of using the internet.
WebCarbon is a Chrome Extension which tracks the amount of carbon generated from using the internet and browsing websites. It is designed to educate people on the contributions of the internet to climate change, and urge them to see how their daily lives are causing large impact on the planet.
What it does
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
I am very proud of creating my first Chrome Extension and hope to continue developing my skills to create even better, multi-functional ones. I am also proud of the layout of the popup since I was unsure how to get that to work in a way which looked nice.
What we learned
What's next for WebCarbon
I hope to make the carbon calculation more accurate with a larger dataset (rather than using the average with some larger anomalies)