A Design Sprint for Environmental Sustainability
The Team's Solution: Meebs
Each decision we make has an environmental impact: it’s why many of us carry water bottles rather than purchasing plastic ones, walk or bike when we can, and buy organic produce when possible. But it’s hard to know how our local choices impact the global environment. That’s where Meebs comes in: a digital friend that helps you make informed decisions so the planet can get a little bit better everyday.
Meebs was built on three core principles. First, understanding how our daily actions impact the global environment is hard to get a grasp on. Meebs does all the calculating for you. Second, little decisions add up over time, so Meebs helps with daily micro-decisions. Finally, Meebs rewards good choices, helping the user and the environment at the same time.
So how does Meebs work? By tracking your carbon footprint, Meebs guides and rewards everyday choices to help reduce your impact on the earth. Smart choices get you more points, which translate into rewards from your favorite retailers.
Because of Android’s cross-functional system design, Meebs learns about you from your home, transportation, and lifestyle apps. That means if you choose to carpool with Lyft Line, you earn more points. Meebs also works as a stand-alone app. Let’s say you want to know which pasta at Whole Foods has the lowest carbon footprint. Just snap a picture and Meebs will let you know which brand is the greenest choice. To complete the rewards ecosystem, partner brands can offer discounts for the points you’ve collected.
Meebs make earth-friendly living easier, simpler, and more rewarding.