The Farm Carbon Calculator is an online tool built for the purpose of helping farmers calculate their carbon footprint, using industry-leading metrics and research to provide the most accurate figures possible, including carbon sequestration from land. The calculator shows live-updating results as you add emissions from various sources on the farm, and provides a detailed report, with summary headline figures and full breakdown tables as well as a downloadable PDF version. It is completely free to anyone who wishes to use it, and you can create as many reports as you wish.
The tool has become increasingly popular with farmers all over the UK, with updates being added to extend its functionality in partnership with organisations in different industries – for example winemakers.
We built the website and calculator in the latest version of the Drupal content management system, keeping in mind the Farm Carbon Toolkit brand with the use of colour and layout. The site is easily navigable with clear instructions on how to use the tool as well as how to collect farm data and what sorts of data can be used. The design of the tool is structured and coherent to make the process of adding data as straightforward as possible, while giving the farmers as much data as they need.
To view the calculator and try it out yourself head over to https://calculator.farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk/
“We’ve had a strong working relationship with the Creative Coop for 10 years now. They have done several website jobs for us, but by far and away the most complex is our Farm Carbon Calculator. This is a complex bit of kit, but right from the beginning the Creative Coop team took on the job with professionalism and enthusiasm. The result is an industry-leading tool that has been widely praised for its usability, integrity, solidity and design. That is why Creative Coop are our go-to people for web and design work.” – Jonathan Smith, Farm Carbon Consultancy