Carbon Capture Calculator for Food Growers

Help tackle global warming by giving people the means to calculate how much carbon the food they eat captures, stores & emits. Everyone has a role to play.
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Help everyone to play their part in tackling global warming

Be part of this important initiative


Do you know how much carbon the food you eat or grow captures?


The Problem

The world is heating up. The gas Carbon Dioxide is a main contributor to global warming. 

Capturing carbon reduces the thickening of the atmosphere, this helps reduce global warming.  

Massive numbers of decisions are being made everyday in relation to food grown and eaten. (Approximately 40% of the world's population are farmers and all of the world's population eat food).

The decisions about what is grown have an impact on the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and so impact global warming.

Most people, however, are unable to access information on how much carbon fruits and vegetables emit, store & capture.

Farmers, food gardeners and consumers are making decisions about fruits & vegetables every day.

Various types of fruits and vegetables emit, capture & store carbon differently. 

The Solution 

The Allripe team is creating a free web-based Application that can calculate the amount of carbon captured by growing fruits and vegetables. We call this the Carbon Capture Calculator. This will enable growers to measure exactly how much carbon their produce is capturing & storing. Growers can more easily calculate which fruits & vegetables are capturing carbon the most effectively.

We believe this is a great tool to empower anyone to create positive changes for the environment.

You will be helping many growers as well as the environment by supporting the Carbon Capture Calculator.

The Allripe team is creating a carbon capture calculator that allows anyone growing food to measure how much they are capturing and aggregate their capturing with others. This will enable them to see exactly how they are helping the environment. This can also be used as the basis of a database to help gain greater recognition of small scale producers who are often overlooked in carbon capture. 

To accurately calculate the amount of carbon that is captured, stored & emitted by fruit and vegetable producers, the calculator will need to consider over 50 factors.

These factors will be tied together by an algorithm developed by the Allripe team, which will then produce an exact measure of the amount of carbon captured, emitted & stored. 

It is critical that growers understand the impact of the types of fruits & vegetables they are growing as well as the impact of their methods of growing.

This application will allow you to share your progress with a group or a community. You can aggregate your “captured carbon” to see how much you and your group have captured. You can also set targets and goals. You can also see how people from different parts of the world are doing their part in reversing their carbon footprint. This will provide meaningful data to growers and also to the wider community.

We want to make this calculator as effective and easy to use as possible. This should support & encourage people to make good decisions about growing fruits and vegetables. 

You can make a difference

You can support this campaign with contributions and we would also appreciate if you can get the word out. The more people aware of what they can do to capture carbon the better. 

We need $15,000 to complete the work on the Carbon Capture Calculator. We have already developed part of it and now need support to develop the rest so that it is ready to use. So far our work has included: research, databases, modelling and coding. 

We need additional funds to help make the Carbon Capture Calculator for Food Growers happen. 

Your support will be used for:

* further modelling & database development 

* coding 

* rigorous testing

* improving the user experience

Get recognition as a Carbon Captor

Contributing $2 will get you a thank you for your contribution to the Carbon Capture Calculator.

Contributing $10 will get your initials as a supporter on the Carbon Captors page.

Contributing $50 will get your name as a supporter on the Carbon Captors page.

Contributing $100 will get your name listed as a sponsor on the Carbon Captors page.

Contributing $500 will get your name highlighted on the Carbon Captors page.

Contributing $1000 will get your name in the headlines on the Carbon Captors page as well as your ability to write a message on the page.

Contributing $3500 will make you an Associate Producer of the Carbon Capture Calculator and you will be listed in the Credits (only 2 available).

Contributing $7000 will make you the Executive Producer of the Carbon Capture Calculator and you will be listed in the Credits (only 1 available).

The Allripe team have already created a number of free functions for people to assess food, including: a function to upload & share assessments, a food assessment learning game, a visual catalogue to assess food you grow and more. We have the capability to create meaningful tools for food gardeners and small growers. You can see more at the Allripe website www.allripe.com

We need your support to help build the Carbon Capture Calculator.

The Allripe team help people to assess food quality & safety themselves, with an emphasis on food gardeners and small farmers. These people play an important role in capturing carbon. This project is a great way to help food growers and the environment.

We are a team based in Sydney, Australia, with backgrounds in: IT, science, engineering, food, design and economics. We're passionate about giving people the tools to assess food themselves. 

Allripe is a proud member of the Australian Society for Microbiology and the International Association for Food Protection.

We appreciate your support for this important project.

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  • $2AUD
    Thank you

    Thank you for your contribution to the Carbon Capture Calculator.

    5 claimed
  • $10AUD
    Initial supporter

    Contributing $10 will get your initials as a supporter on the Carbon Captors page.

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  • $50AUD
    Named supporter

    Contributing $50 will get your name as a supporter on the Carbon Captors page.

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  • $100AUD
    Sponsor list

    Contributing $100 will get your name listed as a sponsor on the Carbon Captors page as well as a preview of the calculator.

    1 claimed
  • $500AUD
    Highlights

    Contributing $500 will get your name highlighted on the Carbon Captors page. You will also receive exclusive preview of the calculator.

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  • $1,000AUD
    Headlines

    Contributing $1000 will get your name in the headlines on the Carbon Captors page as well as your own message.

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  • $3,500AUD
    Associate Producer

    Your name will appear in the credits as Associate Producer for the Carbon Capture Calculator for Food Growers.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $7,000AUD
    Executive Producer

    Your name will appear in the credits as the Executive Producer for the Carbon Capture Calculator for Food Growers.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
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