Saving the Planet, One App at a Time
Our startup has built a solution based on the vision of reducing paper waste in business globally. However, as human beings and businesses, we need to do more to fight climate change.
The goal of the Paris Climate Agreement is to limit the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably to 1.5 degrees, above pre-industrial levels.
However, it’s estimated that the world is heading for 3 degrees increase in the next century with the current global policies.
We’re always keen to work with and highlight the many startups which share the same sustainability mission as us. We have one planet, so let’s do what we can to make it a better place.
One of those startups we’ve identified is called ChangeIt.
ChangeIt is a new climate change app that makes sustainability accessible for everyone by giving its users easy actions to take to reduce their CO2 impact. ChangeIt’s aim is to help guide you through the process of living a more sustainable lifestyle.
You can do this by adapting your everyday habits. The message is clear, all of our small actions can help to combat climate change. We can all make a difference!
Their goal is to help the people that want to make changes but don’t necessarily know where to start. If that sounds like you then download their app today for free to get started.
ChangeIt spends many hours doing the research for you so you don’t have to.
When you first download the app you get given a footprint goal: 166 kg a month (The worldwide target to combat climate change). It also tells you the average CO2 footprint for your country based on Changeit users.
You then have to select at least one action that you are committed to change. Actions include:
- Helping your community/company to become greener
- Driving less than 40km a week
- Eat beef max once per week
- Reduce paper consumption to a minimum.
There are 23 actions in total. Of course, switching to a more sustainable lifestyle is a journey and it takes time and patience. You cannot and will not change the world overnight and if you attempt to you will burn yourself out. Take it slow and enjoy the process.
One of the greatest features about the Changeit app is the information it gives you about each switch you make.
For example it states that:
- By eating beef only once per week you can save approximately 173kg of CO2 per month.
- For each minute you shorten your hot morning shower by you save 6kg of CO2 per month.
This is the kind of information people need to know. It can be so easy to lose motivation when trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle as our current world set up doesn’t make it easy. When people are constantly reminded of the difference they are making it helps to keep us motivated to continue with it.
As well as the action recommendation section there is also an Eco-Store section on the app which recommends a variety of different sustainable products for you to try. This is really handy as the amount of variety out there can be overwhelming and you’re never quite sure if they’re a good company or not.
The team at ChangeIt then pairs the behaviours you want to change with educational personalised notifications to further help you on your sustainable lifestyle journey. Thus helping to, hopefully, motivate you to become even more sustainable.
For example, if you want to reduce paper consumption to a minimum you will receive a notification stating that :
- By simply switching from printed business cards to a digital solution such as Contapp, 7.2 million trees can be saved every year.
Contapp: Paperless, Convenient & Streamlined
It’s clear to see why business owners and startups are turning to Contapp as the digital solution to business cards. Contapp is more than just a business card scanner, it becomes your personal business hub.
With our user-friendly business tool, users are simultaneously saving time, money and the planet. No need for paper business cards. No need for design & print fees. 100% sustainable networking with anyone in the world, backed-up via the Cloud.
If you’re in business and want to contribute to saving the planet, using Contapp can be a very easy and useful step. It works as a digital business card, business card scanner and also a business card manager.
Be Part of a Great Community
Standing up for what you believe in feels good! Some of the lifestyle changes you undertake could make you feel better both physically and mentally. Walking or cycling instead of driving. Relying less on consumption as a source of fulfilment. Adopting a more plant-based diet. These are all small actions that can make you feel good and improve your wellbeing.
We love what ChangeIt is doing and we’re in full support. If you’d like to make sustainable changes at home but have been struggling to get started then download the ChangeIt App today.
Make sure you download Contapp today to start benefiting immediately. Available for free on iOS & Android devices.
Are you part of the problem or the new digital solution?