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Homeless Man Creates New Pollution-Fighting App While Living on the Street

by , 12/16/13
filed under: New York City, News

car pollution, car sharing, carbon emissions, carpooling, education and coding, environmental apps for smart phones, environmental smart phone apps, green mobile apps, homeless coder, homeless environmentalist, homeless nyc man builds app, leo grand, Patrick Mcconlogue

Leo Grand has been homeless for two years now but that didn’t stop him from coding a new, eco-friendly app. The app, called Trees for Cars, helps users set up rideshares and is available for iPhone and Android. Grand learned how to code after being approached by developer Patrick McConlogue, who offered him the choice between $100 cash or a laptop and an opportunity to take coding lessons.


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