The Church of England launches its first App for carbon monitoring and more
Monday, Apr 01, 2013
Essex based multi award-winning design agency Zero Above has been helping forward-thinking institutions to get ‘Appy – including The Church of England, which launched its ‘Shrinking the Footprint’ App this week..
Zero Above initially created the carbon monitoring App as an innovative means of promoting their services and, most importantly, their sustainable ethos.
“Our first creation was a free Carbon Monitoring App,” says Zero Above’s Simon Isaac, “it measured everything from paper consumption to energy usage and travel, at home and at work. Our vision was, and still is that businesses, charities and individuals alike could use it to improve their efficiency, save money, and, vitally, get ahead of the game when it came to environmental awareness.”
As their skills as socially-conscious developers gained repute, Zero Above were invited to create a carbon monitoring App specifically for The Church of England.
“Our work for The Church of England has been really exciting”, says Simon. “Previously, Zero Above has built Apps and websites for organisations like Chelmsford Cathedral, Cancer Research UK, Mind, the Renewal Programme, and Enable East, but this was something different; creating a tool for the Church community and beyond that simplifies the process of carbon monitoring.”
The new Church of England App, a specially formulated blend of monitoring for individuals and the buildings they work in, is aimed at helping congregations as well as Clergy and Church staff to monitor and improve their environmental footprint. The free App also includes a unique ‘Thought for the day’ function which delivers Christian messages and prayers to users. This means improved monitoring and reporting, and for Zero Above, it acts as yet another means of spreading their sustainable philosophy.
"As a sustainable company Zero Above has very strong ethics for both success and performance," adds Simon. "We measure our achievements not just on profitability, but on people and the planet as well. It's really important for us to work with organisations like the Church of England to spread this ethos across the country, to help encourage sustainable living and working together to reduce carbon emissions".
The Church of England Carbon Monitoring App is available to download free from the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace, search for ‘Shrinking the Footprint’.
Source: Zero Above