In a world saturated with carbon footprint calculators, the I-CHANGE project developed the ChallengeYeti App with a new perspective on measuring the individual environmental impact and encouraging users to take actionable steps towards a sustainable future.

Traditional calculators often leave individuals with numbers of kilograms of carbon rather than direct suggestions for actions. Instead, ChallengeYeti was designed to encourage us to take no-regrets actions to reduce our environmental impact. This follows the main aim of the I-CHANGE project to empower people by giving them a better understanding of their individual choices.

Key Features of ChallengeYeti:

  • Beyond Carbon Calculators: ChallengeYeti is not just another app for measuring carbon footprints, it rather inspires us to take tangible steps towards an eco-friendly lifestyle.
  • Incremental Changes: It encourages us to adopt small, manageable actions that collectively lead to significant environmental benefits.
  • Community Engagement: ChallengeYeti stirs us to involve friends, family, colleagues, and others to join the movement and act together, creating a supportive and motivating environment.
  • Knowledge Sharing: The app allows users to both discover and contribute new actions, making everyone an active part in the journey towards sustainability.

The app is freely available, https://challengeyeti.com/, and allows everyone to become part of a dynamic community committed to sustainability as well as to create real-time personalised information on carbon and environmental footprints. “It is difficult to switch from Yeti to something less fun,” remarked one of the co-developers, highlighting the app’s engaging and enjoyable approach to environmental action.

Key functions:

  • Take challenges and challenge others
  • Build a community and act together
  • Track your avoided footprint and actual footprint