API Highlight: Use your check-ins to track your carbon emissions!
If one of your resolutions is to be greener this year, you can start by using the AMEE Location Footprinter (ALF) to track your environmental footprint based on your foursquare check-in data.
ALF looks at the distance between the places you check in to throughout the week, makes a best guess at what mode of transportation you used (plane, car, or walking), and then calculates your CO2 emissions.
Once you’ve connected your foursquare account, you’ll get a weekly email summary letting you know your carbon emissions for all the journeys you made, so you can watch your footprint decrease as you make changes to your daily routine.
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