Communication / Design / Green

Personal Environmental Impact Report

Center for Embedded Network Sensing, UCLA

The world is watching you, so watch yourself. The Personal Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) is a new way to monitor your carbon footprint. Carbon calculators lack precision because they use manually entered data and provide rough estimates, but PEIR is a real-time tracking system that provides an accurate environmental impact. It leverages location information from your GPS-equipped mobile phone, then uses a Web-based data and graphic dashboard to show you – in fine grain – what you’re doing to the environment, place by place and minute by minute. A Facebook plug-in offers a calculator-like box score and a recent trend line. Knowledge is (green) power. Visit PEIR