Living Life GREENLY

Do you know how your daily actions are affecting the world you live in? Do you want to help the environment, but just don’t know where to start? Often, people are unaware how their actions affect the environment. And sometimes, even when they want to be “environmentally friendly,” they don’t know where to start. That's where Greenly comes in! Greenly is a personalized app that motivates people to save water and electricity, and suggests ways to help the environment. The app shows how much water and electricity users are saving as they complete different challenges and activities, which range from making sure to turn off a leaky faucet, to shortening shower times by a few minutes. This gives users a better idea of how much they can help preserve the environment with their small actions. We also added a leaderboard that lists the users that have saved the most energy, which motivates other users to keep saving more. Another cool feature is the Recycling page, which suggests easy ways to recycle, since many people aren’t sure how to effectively recycle. We also have a daily “Fun Facts” subscription, where users can receive interesting environmental facts, which raises awareness about the environment in fun ways. There are many environmental apps out there already, but we made Greenly different by adding these unique features to make it personal, interactive, fun to use.

"Our favorite part of this project was going from brainstorming and forming a plan, to actually writing the code, building the app, and watching our idea come to life. "
— Nivita

Organization: Girls Who Code
Student: Nivita Arora
Type of Work: App
Location: Bay Area - Google
Grade: 12th Grade
Year Created: 2014

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