Calculating your carbon footprint made easier by App

Campaign launches App to support carbon reduction

The NHS Sustainability Day Campaign today launched an App to help the public measure their carbon footprint. The free App, called 50k Carbon Challenge, offer members of the public the opportunity to document their daily activities through a series of scenarios. These scenarios, including eating less red meat, inform the user on how much potential carbon they can save. The user can then measure their footprint daily, weekly and monthly via the diary section.

The 50K Carbon Challenge app is a great way to engage with people on simple and specific activities that can make a real difference and to help socialise those ideas in fun ways. Working in tandem with digital organisation, Trakeo, The Campaign will utilise the app to educate both health professionals and the public as part of the national campaign which concludes with NHS Sustainability Day on March 24th 2016.

Speaking about the App launch, Fiona Daly, Environmental Manager at Barts Health NHS Trust said:

“We are delighted to be able to launch our first ever app for this year’s 2016 campaign! We believe the app will make it easier for you to get your friends, family and communities involved in understanding your carbon impact. It will also make it easy to check your impact and measure your personal results.”

Editors Notes

  • The 50K Carbon Challenge App is available to download on Apple and Android app stores for free
  • The NHS Sustainability Day is on March 24th 2016, details can be found at www.nhssustainabilityday.co.uk
  • Trakeo contact is Tim Stephenson- tim@trakeo.com
  • Image- NHS Sustainability Day Logo