Change the world

We’re all aware about the vast scale of problems we face; from climate change and pollution, to unhealthy lifestyles and unhappy societies. We want to help, but sometimes feel overwhelmed and powerless, as though our individual decisions seem too insignificant to make a big enough difference. Myko’s philosophy believes otherwise: that we have the power to make impactful collective change.

Welcome to Myko.

WHY WOULD I CHANGE ?

In nature, “Myco” is a bio-indicator that reflects the health of the entire ecosystem. The Myko app aims to do the same thing for communities as you improve your own sustainability. Learn about the environmental and social issues within eight categories of sustainability, and enjoy feedback, tips and a real-time score that measures and monitors the environmental and social impacts of your daily choices. By making changes in our individual habits, collectively we can change the world.

Every decision we make has an effect on those around us and on our environment. What kind of impact do you want to leave? Through adjusting our behavior and adopting better habits, we reduce the harm we cause to the environment and can create a positive impact. Myko measures the environmental and social impact savings of our behavior through seven quantifiable metrics:

Biodiversity

Indicates the m2 of land use that you saved

Connection

Your actions reflect social connectivity and the strengthening of your community

Emission

Monitor the kilograms of CO2 equivalents generated across the product lifecycle

Energy

Includes the energy used to generate power, measured in kilowatt-hour

Water

Shows how many liters of water you have saved

Health

Indicator based on nutrition, physical & mental wellbeing

Waste

Indicates the kilograms of waste through production and consumer use

My impacts?

Myko is more than an app: it’s a philosophy, and an engaging path towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Myko’s purpose is to empower everyone to make decisions through their own actions, to collectively improve the state of our environment and communities and to truly make an impact on the world we live in.
Impact (verb. Im-pakt): to have a strong effect on someone or something

The impactful habits you can adopt are separated into eight categories: Energy, Transportation, Food, Social, Waste, Water, Health, and Consumption.


Each category is represented by a progression tree and includes facts and tips on how you can plant your seed and watch your tree grow.

how can i achieve that ?


Myko is more than an app: it’s a philosophy , and an engaging path towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Myko’s purpose is to empower everyone to make decisions to collectively improve the state of our environment and communities, so that collectively we can change the world.

The Myko app aims to do the same thing for communities. As you improve your own sustainability, you will see your own Myko ecosystem grow and thrive. Myko informs users about the environmental and social issues within eight categories of sustainability, while providing feedback, tips and a real-time score that measures and monitors the environmental and social impacts of your daily choices. Your progress and impacts are tracked through daily, weekly, monthly and all time scores, and you can compete with your friends for a place on the leaderboard. Myko’s Greenwall feature allows for users to connect to share thoughts, events, groups and sustainability initiatives happening all over campus, while strengthening your sustainable community.

Getting myko

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What to expect in Myko ?

  • Cross-platform
  • HD graphics
  • User-friendly
  • Information about good habits
  • Get involved
  • Free

What's to expect in the future? The life of Myko is like a tree, once the seeds are planted it will grow and develop many branches:

  • Cross-user integration
  • Discover page
  • One-card
  • GreenWell
  • Leaderboard
  • And so much more !

The history behind the project

Myko’s seed was first planted by a simple experiment ran by a team of students and professors at McGill University.

The experiment proved that citizens would act in measurably more sustainable ways when they are presented with the impacts of their habits and decisions in close to real timestrong>. This led to the creation of the Myko app, for users to monitor their decisions, track their progress and chose to make impactful change.

Myko’s work and commitment towards building stronger, more sustainable communities has been recognized by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association with the honor of The 2015 Connected to the Community Award for the use of wireless technologies to improve the lives of Canadians. We hope that someday this spreads to improve the lives of everyone, and that collectively we will change the world.