This project was completed for my Independent Thesis Studio, where we were tasked with addressing the global issue of climate change through design.
As individuals, it is difficult to know just how much of an impact we have on the environment. Most people have heard of the common eco-friendly habits of reusing water bottles, not using plastic straws, etc., but for many, these lifestyle changes seem too minuscule to make any significant difference in the grand scheme of climate change.
Ecobuddy provides users with a wide range of measures that they can take to live more sustainably. With this app, people can visualize and track their cumulative environmental impact over time. By quantifying environmental impact through ecological footprints and earth overshoot days, Ecobuddy demonstrates how small lifestyle changes, while seemingly inconsequential, do add up and make an impact at the end of the day.