Clear Standards has released a new app for the Apple iPhone mobile phone which can be downloaded from the Apple app site. Called Carbon Tracker, the utility can be utilised to calculate your carbon footprint which might result from commuting to and from work, taking a holiday or engaging on a business trip.
The app can work closely with the iPhone's own GPS facility which works to calculate the distance that you undertake during each part of the trip. The utility also allows you to set your own maximum emissions and then monitor them against the goals you set for yourself.
According to the Intomobile website, "...transportation emission factors are based on averages from tools developed by the World Resources Institute."
The utility has additional features such as selecting what type of measurement standard you wish to utilise for both distance and the type of carbon emissions.
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