The Carbon Converter calculates transport-related greenhouse gas emissions and supports the afforestation program in Auroville.
This work-in-progress platform calculates emissions from journeys made in airplanes, cars, buses and trains. Users have the option of adding multiple modes of transport, trips and passengers, giving them an overall sense of their annual impact on the environment through their transport choices.
The platform accepts payments for endemic trees to be planted in the biosphere helping neutralise the user’s emissions. The trees, as a part of their metabolic process, will absorb the emitted carbon and replace it with clean oxygen, which helps maintain the health of our planet.