Mobile Carbon Footprinting

Starting on April 6th, we are seeking MIT and Harvard graduate student, staff, family/alumni/friends and related participants for a research study conducted by the Mobile Carbon Footprinting research group at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.).

The purpose of our study is to pilot a smartphone app that helps individuals and communities understand and manage their carbon footprints due to everyday activities. We invite you to help us explore the potential of new digital technologies in sensing and understanding our daily energy use. We anticipate that this study will lead to publicly available tools for community engagement in climate mitigation planning and personal carbon footprinting.

The study consists of four parts:
1. Installing the smartphone app and completing an initial survey (20 minutes)

2. Running the smartphone app to automatically collect a two-week activity timeline, then using the app to confirm the timeline information (less than 2 minutes a day)

3. Viewing the carbon footprint feedback in the app, while running the app and confirming the activity diary for another two weeks (less than 2 minutes a day)

4. Complete the follow-up survey (10 minutes)

Eligible participants who successfully complete the app pilot will receive a $15 incentive and will be invited to a short interview, for an additional incentive.
Read more

What's New

App Pilot phase 2 of 2: Use this app to learn about your carbon footprint, for the MIT/Harvard pilot program. See the instructions in the app & enable Auto Update in the Google Play Store.

Known issues:
After fully confirming a diary day, the red dot on the calendars will disappear after loading at least one other diary day. The server takes some time to process the diaries.
The screen transitions in the app are still slow.
Read more

Additional Information

June 17, 2018
Current Version
Requires Android
4.1 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
J. Cressica Brazier
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.