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We are the first generation to see its effects and the last that can stop it

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, growing concentrations of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere have led to an increase in the average global temperature by about 0.8°C. What may seem like a small change is already deeply impacting the world and the United States. Hotter and drier summers in California are causing wildfires to become larger and longer, and here in the State of Florida, the economy has been deeply affected by more frequent hurricanes and coral bleachings on the Gulf of Mexico. If left unchecked, damages of climate change will exceed 10% of the US GDP or upwards of $1.9 trillion by 2100.

However, there’s still hope. According to the recent report from the IPCC, we can still prevent irreversible damage by reaching carbon neutra lity within every sector of the economy in the next 30 years.

Climate change is the biggest issue facing our generation. We are the first generation to see its effects and the last that can stop it. Fortunately, we are up for the challenge, for the third year in a row, “climate change” has been ranked by Millenials as the most serious global issue. 83% of Millennials are willing to change their lifestyle to protect the environment. However, at the moment, there are no accessible ways to fight climate change as an individual. We live our everyday lives without understanding how our actions impact the environment and what we can do to truly make a difference.

That’s why we created LiveGreen. LiveGreen is on a mission to empower everyone to do their part in reversing climate change.

Our proprietary app allows people to track their daily emissions from food, purchases, transportation, and utilities and helps them reduce those emissions. We took an additional step and partnered with four reforestation projects at American national parks to give our users the opportunity to offset what they cannot reduce by automatically planting trees through our carbon neutral subscription. Our users not only get to see their trees on a map but also receive pictures and seasonal updates of all trees they plant. We strongly believe this creates more of a personal and physical connection to their emissions than traditional carbon offsets.

LiveGreen’s first public version was launched on the iOS App Store at the beginning of 2019 and without any major marketing, we have reached over 20,000 users and helped saved 3.8 million pounds of CO from the atmosphere. We are currently operating on the voluntary offsetting market, which includes businesses and individuals voluntarily offsetting their carbon emissions without being required by governments.

LiveGreen’s first public version was launched on the iOS App Store at the beginning of 2019 and without any major marketing, we have reached over 20,000 users and helped saved 3.8 million pounds of CO from the  atmosphere. We are currently operating on the voluntary offsetting  market, which includes businesses and individuals voluntarily offsetting their carbon emissions without being required by  governments.

Our team is composed of computer science students at the University of  Florida and we are launching our venture at the Gator Hatchery incubator.  We have been working together for 2 years and had the opportunity to  win awards at prestigious competitions across major universities, such  as at Duke  University, Caltech, University of Michigan, and Yale, as well  as having experience in the industry by  working in industry leaders like Microsoft and Quora. In 2019, we had the opportunity to win first place  in the Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition and th e $25,000 prize allowed us to fund our business  growth.

By being a tech company in a field dominated by traditional offsetting companies, LiveGreen has the advantage to innovate in the market and test new features before anyone else. We are the first mobile platform in the market and the first to empower people to track the carbon footprint of their everyday items, from a banana to an iPhone, by building our own Carbon database.

Many companies have entered the growing Voluntary Offsetting market in the past couple of years however, none of them empower users to track and reduce their own daily emissions. For example, one of the leading companies in this field is Choose, which allows people to buy carbon credits to offset their own carbon footprint. Treedom simply allows customers to purchase trees to offset carbon emissions. Both of these companies have been able to raise capital and attract customers—showing the high level of interest in this market—however, none of our competitors engage users with personalized data showing individual impact; nor do they reward actions or contributions. This is what differentiates us from the competitors; LiveGreen is the first platform that shows people the impact of all their daily choices, tells them specifically how they can improve, and provides an easy way to automatically offset all the emissions they cannot reduce.

We are on a mission to empower everyone to do their part in reversing climate change and close the current 32 billion ton CO2 emission gap by 2030. In the near future, we will expand our business to cities that can benefit from carbon neutrality or environmental data insights within their regions. We know we cannot do this alone, and it will take more than government mandates and restrictions on business to save our plane— so we are creating a movement of people who together can significantly reduce their carbon emissions and together, we can achieve a sustainable environment for generations to come.

LiveGreen

www.livegreen.io
Brian De Souza, CEO - [email protected] - +1-561-929-4363
Pablo Garces, CTO - [email protected] - +305-905-3212

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