Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Sep 02, 2009
MyCO2Print data sheet 3233 Views
Organization that developed the Tool: 
Main Contact: 
Glen Thompson
Problem or Need: 

Carbon emissions are causing climate change, but tracking one's personal carbon footprint can be difficult. MyCO2Print enables South Africans to measure their carbon footprint in terms of travel and energy use and to try to improve it on a monthly basis.

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Brief Description: 

The MyCo2Print mobile tool allows WWF SA to run climate and environmental awareness campaigns. MyCO2Print provides users with an approximate rand value of the carbon emissions they are producing. The tool also records users' data and allows for a comparison of results on a monthly basis.

Tool Category: 
App resides and runs on a server
Key Features : 
  • Enables users to access tool via SMS shortcode
  • Provides a URL to a WAP site to calculate CO2 footprints


Main Services: 
Voting, Data Collection, Surveys, and Polling
Tool Maturity: 
Currently deployed
Current Version: 
Program/Code Language: 
Organizations Using the Tool: 
  • World Wildlife Fund South Africa


Number of Current End Users: 
Number of current beneficiaries: 
Under 100
Languages supported: 
Handsets/devices supported: 
Any mobile handset that is WAP enabled or that can access the mobile Internet supports the application.
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Is an API available to interface with your tool?: 
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Presentation on the use of SMS in conservation and development

Posted by kiwanja on Apr 27, 2006

I recently made a presentation at a Conference hosted by Technologies for Conservation and Development (t4cd) at Microsoft's Research Centre in Cambridge, UK.

The Conference, which I helped organise through my work with the lead project partner - Fauna & Flora International - brought technologists and conservationists together to try and join the dots in this 'mini digital divide'. My talk was on the growing use of text messaging within the conservation and development communities, and more generally in wider society.