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Announcing the winners of B_WC: Over 10 Celo projects revolutionizing climate action

Announcing the winners of B_WC: Over 10 Celo projects revolutionizing climate action

This post was written by Toucans Developer Advocate Lena Hierzi

Build with Celo – Tokenized Carbon

The “Build with Celo – Tokenized Carbon” hackathon was the first of 4 monthly hackathons in Celo’s “Build with Celo” (B_WC) series. As the first B_WC hackathon partner, we helped projects get their climate-positive dApps off the ground. And now, as hackathon round #1 has come to a close, we are excited to show you the amazing submissions we’ve received!

B_WC: A Virtual Multi-Month Hackathon for the Common Good

B_WC is a virtual multi-month hackathon that invites developers from around the globe to build on ideas for the common good. Every month, the hackathon focuses on a specific topic and challenge. Everyone can use these challenges as opportunities to iterate and improve on their ideas, or to build out a new idea! If you’re interested in learning more about B_WC or want to apply, visit the official B_WC website. The next applications can be submitted from 1st of June onwards. The topic: adding social sign-in to your project with Masa’s .celo Soulnames and/or Social Connect.

And if you’re inspired to start building your own Celo app that utilizes tokenized carbon, check out our blog post with numerous resources.

B_WC Hackathon | Blockchain Application for Climate Action

The B_WC Hackathon season has started. Use Toucans infrastructure to integrate real climate action into your existing project or to build a dApp that improves the VCM. $20k in prizes up for grabs!

Now, let’s introduce the hackathon winners and share a brief overview of their projects!

  1. Carbon0

    Carbon0 is a mobile app that simplifies carbon offsetting by using Toucans infrastructure. Their user-friendly platform improves carbon market transparency, and they aim to increase adoption among their app users.

    Learn more: GitHub Profile

    Demo: Concept Demo

  2. Carbon Tracker

    Carbon Tracker developed a decentralized application (dApp) on the Celo blockchain. This dApp empowers companies to monitor and manage their carbon footprint. It’s a solution that promotes sustainable practices and helps users to transparently offset emissions.

    Learn more: GitHub Profile

    Video: Concept Video

  3. EarthToken

    EarthToken is making individuals’ carbon offsetting easy. In addition to a calculator for estimating your personal emissions, they offer social sign-in to make carbon retirements more accessible. Additionally, they added an educational aspect by providing a news section related to climate topics and carbon offsetting.

    Learn more: Demo

    GitHub Profile: GitHub Profile

    Video Presentation: Video Presentation

What exactly are carbon credit retirements, and how do they drive climate action? We look at the lifecycle of carbon credits – from the project planning phase to retirement.

Several other teams presented impressive ideas during the hackathon. Here are ten notable projects that were awarded the pool prize:

  • Alive Nature
  • Green Init
  • Hortulo
  • Route
  • Toucan Ads
  • Revive Duniya
  • Carbon Destroyer
  • CarbonXchange

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