• One Small Step

21.08.02 | CO2 Savings & App Updates

Welcome to our first monthly update! Since our launch in May, our team has made some major design updates to the app, and our community is projected to save more than 350 tonnes of emissions this year! We're excited to see the progress that we've made so far, but we need your help to improve the app so we can support people — just like you — to make an even greater environmental impact.  Read on to find out more about our new app features, our community impact and how you can help us out. If you'd like to know more about our purpose and future plans, we've rounded up some interesting resources for you to check out too. We hope you enjoy! 🌏



Check out our new app features

⭐️ Less text-heavy content, more rewarding experience- We’ve streamlined the content in the steps to make it more enjoyable for you to read through our programs and make progress in the app.


👆 To scroll or to swipe? Steps are now waaay easier to navigate! Choose between swiping through the steps to read it Instagram Stories-style or switch to Scroll View to read it like a blog post.


📄 Links, all in one place- Easily find the resources provided in the steps of each challenge by heading to the new Links tab.


📹 Videos- we’ve added video functionality to the app. We have a few programs with embedded videos to make them more engaging and will be adding more if people like this feature.


✅ Quickly assess your actions- You can now mark all steps in a challenge as complete, not relevant or ‘I already do this’ 


Ready to test it out? 

If you haven't already, you can download and sign up to the app by heading to the links below.





Once you've downloaded

  • Go to the ‘Browse’ tab and choose a program

  • Press on the ‘Challenge’ icon.

  • Press on the ‘Step’ cards to see the new designs and go through the content. 

  • Let us know your thoughts by filling out our Typeform survey below.

Send us your feedback



📢 Calling all City of Sydney council residents


We need your help!

We’re applying for an Innovation Project grant with the City of Sydney, to run an impact evaluation of the effectiveness of the One Small Step app, targeting residents of the City of Sydney council. The project will start in January 2021 if we’re successful in our application. We’re aiming to reach 20,000 City of Sydney residents in that time. 

Send us your support 

If you love what we’re doing with One Small Step, want to see this project happen and live in the City of Sydney area, please email us a quick letter of support with your full name and your home address in City of Sydney (you can remove your street number if you like — we won’t share this with anyone apart from the grant administrators). 


Email us now



🌳 Our community impact

So far, our community is expected to save an estimated 335,000kg of carbon emissions this year. Just over 15,000 trees absorb the same amount of CO2 annually 🌎 This is a great early result, but it’s just the starting point. If you want to get a breakdown of our impact figures, head to our community impact page.


Go to community impact page







Check out One Small Step in the news

Let's #ParkItForThePlanet next Wednesday 26 August Next week, we're swapping our cars for a local bike ride around town! We've collaborated with Bicycle Network on our 'On yer bike!' program to help you get rolling if you haven't ridden your bike in a while. Get more info



Listen to One Small Step CEO, Lily, on the Shape The System podcast In this podcast episode, Lily goes in-depth about how our app uses behavioural science to make it easy for people to adopt green habits and reduce their carbon footprints. Listen to the episode



Learn about our purpose & future plans in this Bank Australia article “It’s so important that we can actually connect people’s behaviour with their real-time impact, and the more we do that, the more compelling it is for people to use One Small Step.” Check out the full article below. Read more





Thanks so much for your support, and we hope you enjoyed this monthly update! If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@onesmallstepapp.com. Catch you next month!

P.S. We’re currently building a habit tracking tool and we can’t wait to show it to you! Keep your eyes peeled for next month's newsletter to stay updated.



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