Brian Ringer is the founder and CEO of Seattle-based Emerald Technology Group, which recently launched the GetGreen app, a coaching tool for sustainable living. The recent flood of interest and press coverage of sustainability has created an opportunity to get more people thinking and acting sustainably. But we’re still in the early days of a transition from being sustainably naive to becoming sustainable natives accustomed to considering and reducing our environmental impact every day. GetGreen offers a catalog of sustainable actions one can take to reduce their impact. The GetGreen app records members’ commitments, and they can come back for additional information and links to related articles that help them learn and refine sustainable habits.
GetGreen also awards points, called leaves, for each commitment and lets you support climate projects by sharing leaves. The interesting feature of this experience is that GetGreen quantifies the impact your leaves will have. For example, donating 280 leaves to SeaTrees Kelp Restoration results in enough carbon captured to offset watching 8,400 hours of television. You can learn more about and download the GetGreen app for iOS and Android devices at getgreen.eco.
Disclosure: The GetGreen features links to Earth911 articles.