Sustainy is a web and mobile app that aims to help sustain society and Earth, by helping users consume sustainably, it empowers them to measure, track, compare, share, facilitate, and reward their consumption of food that is sustainable and healthy for Earth, society, and the body.
Measure the impacts of your consumption quantitatively for each item consumed. Have you ever wondered how much carbon you emit when you eat that hamburger? Now you easily scan or voice input the name of a food product and know exactly how much carbon you will emit if you eat it.
Track your carbon footprint and learn how you can improve your score.
Compare your score to the score of your specific demographic or a certain group, like your friends on Facebook. Compare your score to the ideal consumer’s score.
Share your score and the badges you earn for making progress and leveling up your Sustainy score.
Earn rewards for improving your score, contributing data and content to the system, reaching . Earn Sustainy credits for consuming sustainably. Use credits to enter into lotteries, redeem discount tokens, and exchange for products with Sustainy partners.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the standards for the grades?
The foods would be graded (analyzed) by certified users like crowd sourcing done by open label https://theopenlabel.com/ for labels but for actual grades.
Consumers earn a grade based on what they eat. You put in what you eat once a day and then get a grade for your choices based on the grades of the food. So if you eat all 100’s on the 100 point scales you earn a 100 for the day. An example of a food that might become a 100 for ecological fairness, would be one where the producer has earned a reputation, determined by certified and trusted users, for following the highest standards of ecological fairness. At first foods will be in categories and each category has a rating determined by the crowd. Potatoes are 100 for climate fairness while red meats are 0 unless someone finds a way to make meat without making immense carbon footprint. People who grade food must earn a reputation of peer verified assessments to influence the grade of a food product.
There will be grades for all things that are important to the health of climate, Earth, body, and society. The composite grade is averaged from the other grades, the weights of the grades are determined by the crowd and can be customized by the user for their own self analysis according to their own standards. Climate grade might earn a weight of 100 points on a 1,000 point total grade. So 10% of the grade comes from its effect on the climate.
Another feature will be one where you answer questions about your values and diet preferences and the app matches you with appropriate diet plans and suggestions that fit your values and preferences. It is like what the select smart quizzes do with many different topics. http://www.selectsmart.com/
Where/how will we get users to use the app?
Participating health stores will be the primary place to recruit users as well as vegan groups.
What will it cost?
There are a few subscription options. It will cost $10 a year and you buy 5$ worth of credits
How will we fund Sustainy development?
What do I need help with?
I need help finalizing the business plan and analysis and design.
What is my personal mission?
My function as an element in the social organism of humanity is to design and implement systems that help the organism evolve to have more capabilities and to help the organism sustain itself and evolve into its next stage of life.
How did Jon Bean create this solution for the planetary humanitarian crisis?
First I developed a desire to be part of an everlasting social organism. Then I learned how to understand and design social systems and organs of the social organism. I tried to find a way to modify the behavior of the elements within the social organism. I learned why people choose to act in a certain way. I learned how values are the key to motivating any behavior. In order to act in a certain way that action requires a particular kind of vision of a desired future. People will not act to produce an ideal world without a sufficiently inspiring vision of what is that ideal preferred future they want to help achieve. I designed Sustainy in order to help people visualize and understand the ideal world that they want to achieve, to give them tools to help them achieve it, and to reward them for acting to achieve it.