Thumbs Up! Handprinter Is Our Favourite Project of the Month

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There are tonnes of good ideas that can change the world. Regular readers of RESET will already know of a few. Every month, we will choose one idea that stands out thanks to its impact and innovative approach. Our favourite project in January: Handprinter.

Author Anna Rees, 01.29.15

There are tonnes of good ideas that can change the world. Regular readers of RESET will already know of a few. Every month, we will choose one idea that stands out thanks to its impact and innovative approach. Our favourite project in January: Handprinter.

Eating, living, travelling – the amount of resources we consume while going about our daily lives contributes to our ecological footprint. The ways in which we positively impact our environment are now shown via our ecological handprint – thumbs up for good deeds!

Marisa introduced this one yesterday: the app Handprinter, developed by a team in US, springboards off the handprint concept (was developed by the Centre for Environment Education in India) and looks to not only support good actions but also good ideas. Each user can share their own deeds and ideas online as well ‘recruit’ other people. When friend or other users also implement the ideas, it is attributed to the account of the idea generator and that person’s ecological handprint grows all by itself! The purpose of it all is to create a larger personal handprint than footprint. Our RESET special from last month, Small Steps, Big Impact, has some good starting points and tips for adopting a greener lifestyle.

The app is currently available in beta version and not everything works 100 percent. However, you can log in via Facebook and gather impressions and compare hand and foot imprints with your friends. For this idea, we give a high five.

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