Boston Company Tracks Your Personal Carbon Footprint

You can track almost anything with your smartphone these days. Now, thanks to a Boston-based start-up, you can also track your own carbon footprint with your phone.

Joro uses your credit card spending to estimate your impact on the environment.

“When we see you spend, say $200 on a flight, we make an estimate about how far you’ve traveled, or we see you’ve spent $100 at Whole Foods, we make an estimate about the typical basket of goods a typical shopper is buying at Whole Foods, then we trace that back and estimate the carbon of those goods,” co-founder Sanchali Pal says.

Based on your data, the app also recommends ways to limit your carbon footprint. In turn, that can help reduce the impacts of climate change.

To learn more, or to download the app, click here.

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