09 Dec '11, 7pm

Volvo's App for Greener Commutes Wins Sustainability Award

Volvo's App for Greener Commutes Wins Sustainability Award

An app created by Volvo employees who wanted to shrink the carbon footprint of their commutes has been named the most environmentally friendly project for 2011 by tech magazine CIO's edition for Sweden . Commute Greener , conceived about two years ago in the Volvo IT unit, has developed into a program that combines the app with a robust social network of users who say they've managed to reduce the environmental impacts of their commutes by as much as two-thirds by using the personal CO2 calculator. The app has been used in civic and corporate initiatives, starting with the city of Gothenburg , Sweden. Commute Greener also is being used in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Mexico City, where an environmental initiative that includes the app involves some 300,000 people, according to Volvo. With the app, users can redesign their commutes to select the most eco-friendly and e...

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