In 2007 an experiment called StepGreen was started to see if the web and social media could help people make more environmentally conscious decisions. Since then, over 1000 people across half a dozen organizations have used StepGreen to help them reduce their energy use and C02 production.
This use has helped is to produce a number of academic articles, listed here: http://scsgreen.cs.cmu.edu/research/stepgreen/ and helped a dozen students achieve their degrees as well as one PhD.
If you would like to know more about the research produced by StepGreen visit research.stepgreen.org.
Sadly, the time has come for StepGreen to close and the site will shutdown at the end of June 2013. We thank you all for your support and use of the site over the past six years. We hope it has helped you and your families to achieve savings in your life.
Thank you again.
Prof. Jen Mankoff and the StepGreen Team, Carnegie Mellon University.