Environmentalists Report Wasteful Behavior With New App
The LightsOut app lets people report those who do things that harm the environment.
LightsOut is an app that reports and maps out specific places or instances where energy is being wasted.
The app lets people take photos of energy inefficiencies and geotag them to put them on the map, for example behavior or events like lights that are left on during the day or trash that are not separated properly for recycling.
People can report instances that are not contributing to the “clean and green” movement and start meaningful discussions on how to conserve energy in the community.
The app is the brainchild of Spencer Lawrence who pitched the idea at the recent Boston Cleanweb Hackathon. The app won “Best in Show” and Lawrence and his team received over $5,000 in prize money and a free entry to startup accelerator CleanTech Open.
The app is still being developed and the LightsOut team, which includes Lawrence, John Massie, Nathan Tarpey and Braden Lawrence, who will be working on the app for the next few months.