Carbon is a fundamental element found in all known life forms and is the fourth most abundant element in the universe by mass. It plays a crucial role in the chemistry of life and the Earth’s climate. In the context of a “carbon footprint,” the term refers to the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc. Human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas, are the primary sources of carbon emissions. These activities release significant amounts of CO2, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming and climate change. The concept of a carbon footprint is used to measure the environmental impact of individuals and organizations, highlighting the need for sustainable practices to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change.
As you can read, this is pretty hard to understand, hence we made a Virtual Reality application attempting to explain what Carbon is, how it is created, and how Liverpool John Moores is helping to reduce the creation of carbon.
The experience takes a user through an immersive 3D video experience explaining the subject and the city of Liverpool UK through an animate 3D scene going through space seeing the Earth from afar, to the city of Liverpool.
After the immersive video, the user is allowed to interact and reduce their own carbon footprint visualising a Carbon Cube representing a years worth of carbon creation.