Open Source Projects Focus on a Greener, Safer Planet

In the past, we’ve covered a number of open source projects focused on humanitarian goals, but did you know that open source communities are also increasingly focused on contributing to a greener, more sustainable planet? There are thriving open source communities focused on ecological goals. In this post, find out about some of the most notable open source ecology projects and sites.

Ecobot. One way to start contributing to a more sustainable planet is to keep track of your own carbon footprint. Do you track how much fuel, power and paper you use, for example? If not, Ecobot is a free, open source Adobe AIR application that tracks your fuel consumption, paper consumption, and much more. It also directs you to green resources that you can leverage. We covered Ecobot in this post.

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