Green Thinking: The Church of England launches new carbon monitoring App

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Zero Above, a multi award-winning design agency has been helping forward-thinking institutions to get ‘Appy' – including The Church of England which released its 'Shrinking the Footprint' App this week.

Church of England mobile app
The new Church of England App, a specially formulated blend of monitoring for individuals and the buildings they work in, is aimed at helping congregations as well as Clergy and Church staff to monitor and improve their environmental footprint

Zero Above, a creative design agency based in Essex, initially created their carbon monitoring App as an innovative means of promoting their services and, most importantly, their sustainable ethos.

“Our first creation was a free Carbon Monitoring App,” says Zero Above’s Simon Isaac, “It measured everything from paper consumption to energy usage and travel, at home and at work. Our vision was, and still is that businesses, charities and individuals alike could use it to improve their efficiency, save money, and, vitally, get ahead of the game when it came to environmental awareness.”

As their skills as socially-conscious developers gained repute, Zero Above were invited to create a carbon monitoring App specifically for The Church of England.

“Our work for The Church of England has been really exciting”, says Simon. “Previously, Zero Above has built Apps and websites for organisations like Chelmsford Cathedral, Cancer Research UK, Mind, the Renewal Programme, and Enable East, but this was something different; creating a tool for the Church community and beyond that simplifies the process of carbon monitoring.”

The new Church of England App, a specially formulated blend of monitoring for individuals and the buildings they work in, is aimed at helping congregations as well as Clergy and Church staff to monitor and improve their environmental footprint. The free App also includes a unique ‘Thought for the day’ function which delivers Christian messages and prayers to users. This means improved monitoring and reporting, and for Zero Above, it acts as yet another means of spreading their sustainable philosophy.

"As a sustainable company Zero Above has very strong ethics for both success and performance," adds Simon. "We measure our achievements not just on profitability, but on people and the planet as well. It's really important for us to work with organisations like the Church of England to spread this ethos across the country, to help encourage sustainable living and working together to reduce carbon emissions".

The Church of England Carbon Monitoring App is available to download free from the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace, search for ‘Shrinking the Footprint’.

EDITOR'S NOTES:

About Zero Above:
Zero Above is a multi-award-winning, Essex-based sustainable design agency which has been carbon-balanced from its creation three years ago. Set up by its working partners, each sharing a vision for sustainable business, the agency offers comprehensive services for brand and marketing strategy, digital marketing, design and print, web design and development, exhibition and signage, and of course mobile App development.

Zero Above approaches every project as a unique piece of work for its clients, and with the skills, commitment and experience in the team, they are able to offer a multi-disciplinary service designed to deliver great results every time.
"We call it Develop-Design-Deliver - and we can deliver the whole process from start to finish, or any stage in isolation depending on your needs."
Visit http://www.zeroabove.co.uk or tweet @zeroabove for further information.

Carbon Monitoring App (CMA):
This innovative business tool was developed by Zero Above in order to create something completely unique that no other agency had done before, while at the same time spreading their sustainable business philosophy across the UK.
Under the ethos of "so simple an adult could use it, so engaging a child would want to," the App allows businesses of all shapes and sizes to monitor and improve their carbon footprint. This in turn will assist in:
Improving efficiency and streamlining processes
Achieving competitive advantage
Managing risks and liabilities and complying with environmental legislation
Attracting socially responsible investment
Improving communication with employees, customers, investors, regulators and others
Reducing emissions and cutting costs
Quick and easy to use, the Carbon Monitoring App focuses on the three key areas of home, work, and travel, while also providing useful tips on improving your carbon footprint. After checking your energy usage, you can track how you’re doing and even share it via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Download the Carbon Monitoring App now from the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace, or visit http://www.zeroabove.co.uk for more information.

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