There are many roads to going green but not all of them are equally easy. Luckily, some apps can help.
There are many roads to going green but not all of them are equally easy. Luckily, some apps and new gamified approaches can help you adopt sustainable lifestyles. Here are five apps out of hundreds that stand out. These and many other examples show that going green is not necessarily a hard thing to do. Hopefully, they will inspire many more people to change their habits for the sake of a better world.
Assuming you’ve just decided to live more sustainably but still not sure where to start, this app is a perfect departure point to build on. Explaining all 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, the app provides concrete suggestions on why each of those goals matters and how you personally can contribute to bringing it to life. Packed with useful advice, sustainability news and collaboration-focused design, the app stands out in its simplicity and usefulness.
While trying to go plastic neutral may not be feasible, reducing your plastic footprint certainly is. Especially if you can take pledges, know the impacts of your actions, track your progress and discover how other people around the globe are working towards plastic-free living. Being one of the most popular sustainable lifestyle apps to date, it is also one of the most informative and useful ones.
Restaurants often have leftover food they throw away at the end of the day. Users of the Too Good to Go are busy collecting food at discount prices all across Europe. Helping to address the global food waste challenge, the app also offers a gamified way to compete for the greater good. With over 6 million users and 15,000 locations, the app is out for a global-scale impact. Both Android and iOS versions available.
Sometimes staying focused can do good not only to you but to the planet as well. Rewarding you with virtually planted trees for time spent off the phone while the app is running, it also allows you to support the planting of trees in real life once you collect enough points. With a premise as simple as that, the app has helped plant over 540,000 trees to date, with the number growing as soon as you reload the page.
Ever dreamed of an app that helps you to make the right choices? Here is one with all the information packed into a visually appealing interface and intuitive framework. Featuring over 250,000 real food products, the app rates all of them on various facets of sustainability across the whole supply chain, including impacts on the environment from production, ingredients used, processing and distribution. While the app would benefit from a little more detailed product descriptions, it still makes a wonderful database for making an informed and conscious choice.