Essex launches app to fight climate change

Essex County Council, in collaboration with Greenredeem, has launched a free app named Carbon Cutting Essex which aims to help residents find practical ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

The app will enable residents to track their carbon footprint and discover new ways to reduce it. It provides a provides of ideas designed to help people minimise their individual impact on the environment through cost-effective and practical means.

The council shares how the app “provides fun weekly activities” including solutions, tips and money-saving suggestions, such as videos, blogs, quizzes and pledges. Users are rewarded for positive actions with points which they can then use to enter prize draws, earn personal discounts or gifts, or donate to good causes.

Greenredeem developed the app as part of the £200 million Climate Action Plan to tackle climate change.

Councillor Peter Schwier from Essex County Council said: “We are delighted to launch the Carbon Cutting Essex app which we hope will play a significant role in helping us all to tackle climate change.

“We can all play our part in cutting greenhouse gas emissions so that we can protect the future of our planet for generations to come. I would encourage everyone across the county to download the app today.”

Find out more about the Carbon Cutting Essex app here.