Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Well isn't this just special...

EcoSnoop is an iPhone app that allows people to rat out report neighbors and businesses that are not being 'eco-friendly'. Here is their mission statement...

Link to their web site...

A Mission for Change

EcoSnoop's mission is to help our communities heighten awareness of opportunities to be more green, save energy, improve treatment of animals, and even fill pot holes. Leveraging the power of the community, EcoSnoops use their Apple iPhone to capture clear pictures of a problem and post these pictures on a community website so that building owners and others can take action. Have you ever.....

Seen lights left on in a building, late at night, for no good purpose?

Noticed a door that never closes properly, wasting heat or air conditioning?

Observed a truck unnecessarily idling at a loading dock?

Been bothered by a broken sprinkler running non stop?

Complained about street lights left on all day?

Wanted a pot hole filled?

EcoSnoop lets you help solve these problems and more. EcoSnoop is a photo driven "Trouble Ticket" system, letting you identify a problem while leveraging to community to take corrective action. The EcoSnoop website is a tool for environmental awareness and a tool for actively promoting energy conservancy and green awareness. By using the EcoSnoop iPhone application, the user becomes an important link in the chain of helping to report and mediate green waste (energy, pollution, etc.). Additionally, by going yourself and encouraging friends to utilize the website to add as much information as possible about the picture (address information, responsible party information, etc.) you are giving the EcoSnoop community the tools to encourage positive change!

Nice, they even have a map so eco-anarchists can find the best route over to someones house. Smash all their evil incandescent lights. Pretty sure they don't encourage that, but hey, the info is there.

They tell us that it isn't 'Big Brother'. Which I agree with, if they are talking about the TV show. I would call 'EcoSnoop' more of a Big Brother/Stasi informant type mashup.

Good thing these little informant punks will have to break in to my house to find out that I keep the temperature at precisely 88.5° at night because I don't find a comforter that comfortable. Just a thin sheet thank you. Preferably washed daily, because I tend to sweat a bit at that temperature.

That, and my Commando 450 shower head. It's typically only used in the circus. For elephants. Power.

[h/t Watts Up With That?


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