Decarbon: Climate Change App

4.6
31 reviews
1K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Feel empowered to take action on climate change! Decarbon is a simple app to help you lower your carbon footprint and take collective action. It's like FitBit for carbon tracking.

Automated carbon footprint tracking:
- Set a carbon budget and reduce the impact of your purchases over time
- 100% transparent - Open source carbon footprint assessments
- 100% free (no ads or paywalls)

How Decarbon works:
1. Link your bank (or use our estimator)
2. Automatically track purchases
3. Take action to reduce your emissions
4. Try carbon offsets for $1

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I started Decarbon because I'm... scared. The climate emergency feels more and more desperate, and for years I've struggled to understand both what my contribution to the problem is and what I can actually do about it.

Hopefully Decarbon will serve as a simple tool to help demystify those things for us. If understanding the climate impact of a purchase was just as easy as knowing it's price, if tracking everything was super easy, and if we all reduced our impact to within a sustainable amount, maybe we can start to turn this ship around. (I know that oil companies and governments bear the biggest responsibility, but that doesn't mean we should do nothing!)

Lastly, we're committed to keeping Decarbon completely free for everyone - no paywalls, ads, or selling your data (yuck!).

Peace and love,
Kyle

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Why does Decarbon track CO2e?
Carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) is a standardized way to compare the total greenhouse gases embodied in our purchases. For example, even though burning gasoline when we drive our cars includes methane and nitrous oxide gases in addition to carbon dioxide, we can use CO2e as a total metric for it’s impact. Decarbon tracks CO2e to keep things simple and to help you easily compare the impact of your purchases apples-to-apples.

How does Decarbon calculate the CO2e impact of my purchases?
Tap the info icon on your purchase to see the exact calculation Decarbon made! The CO2e impact for your purchases is a simple multiplication of the purchase amount, the CO2e emissions factor (CO2e per $) of the purchase category, and any modifiers that you can apply to the purchase to make it more accurate.

What should my annual CO2e budget be?
It should be as low as humanly possible! The initial goal on Decarbon is 7 metric tons of CO2e per year, so you can start with that and then lower it as you begin to understand your impact. Ultimately, we need to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius, so your goal should be as low as possible to support that.

How does Decarbon connect to my bank?
Decarbon uses Plaid, a trusted third-party tool, to connect to your bank and get transaction information from your checking and credit card accounts. Plaid is used by Venmo, American Express, Coinbase, and others to manage their user’s bank connections.

What bank data does Decarbon have access to?
Once you connect a bank, Decarbon will have view-only access to the transactions of your associated checking and credit card accounts. Decarbon never has access to your bank login credentials, account numbers, or routing numbers. Decarbon can’t make any transactions on your accounts.

Will Decarbon work outside the USA?
You can use Decarbon anywhere, but the experience is currently optimized for individuals living in the United States.

>>> Learn more at decarbonapp.com
>>> Contact us at hi@decarbonapp.com

Give a damn about climate change!
Updated on
Sep 26, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Financial info
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.6
31 reviews
Chase Burke
December 11, 2021
Super clean, straightforward app that helps you track your carbon footprint based on purchases you've made. I like that you can manually add items (sort of like a calorie counter? for the earth?) or have them linked based on a card or account. The new beta option to purchase offsets is SUPER cool.
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Z Host
June 11, 2022
Great Hustle. LOL! I don't understand how buying a carbon credit makes a difference in carbon output. Taking a dollar seems like such a small thing, who'd miss it, right? Not everything good for the climate can be bought or show on a ledger. Not everything "good"for the climate is recognized or understood exactly... My frugal, diy, nearly offgrid lifestyle isn't represented here. It's good to care about the earth, but this is a way to be trendy & pay to feel good about "caring".
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Decarbon
June 15, 2022
Hey Z Host. I'm sorry that you didn't like Decarbon. I agree that carbon credits alone aren't enough to make a difference, and living frugal/diy/offgrid is more impactful. Everything about living sustainably and tracking your footprint is free in the app, while purchasing carbon credits are completely optional. Best, Kyle Graycar (Founder).
Dennis Ng
February 25, 2022
Decarbon makes it easy to track my carbon footprint patterns (key word - PATTERNS) and really gives me an easy way to see where I should cut back to make me more responsible guy. As the app creators said it’s really like a Fitbit to track my carbon footprint. Because of this, it’s important to remember that the app is best to track trends over time, not measure each and every activity/purchase’s CO2 output.
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Decarbon
February 25, 2022
Thank you so much for your review, Dennis! Let us know if there's anything you'd like to see from Decarbon!

What's new

A new home screen for users to instantly get a climate snapshot. A redesigned collabs screen to take action more easily!