5 Eco-Friendly Apps to Help You Live a Greener Life
Back in July, we got pretty excited when we realized we could help NASA track climate change from our phones, so much so, we searched the depths of the internet to bring you five more eco-friendly apps that we think will help you live a greener life.
Whether you're looking to change your shopping habits or behavior towards climate change, there's an app for that. There are numerous apps out there that will help you help the environment. Below are some of our favorites:
“A platform for change.” #Climate is an app with a similar concept to NASA's “I See Change” app in that it helps you discover and share climate change actions that matter to you and your network. But #Climate also sends you push notifications for relevant articles and news stories based on your personal preferences, so that you can, in turn, become an influencer and share the news with your followers.
This one is for the foodies. Farmstand helps you discover locally grown food from more than 8,700 farmers markets around the world. The founders had one dream in mind when creating the app – “to connect every community with locally grown food. No matter where you are, we want to make it easy to eat local, prevent food waste, and get food to those in need.” By using Farmstand, you're on the right path to promoting sustainability.
GoodGuide helps you find safe, healthy, green, and ethical product reviews based on scientific ratings. One of the main goals of the app is to educate consumers to buy better products so that retailers and manufacturers will feel compelled to do the same and make products that are safe, environmentally sustainable and produced using ethical sourcing of raw materials and labor. If you're looking to support individuals and businesses who share your commitment to environmental responsibility, this app is for you.
Water is precious, so it's about time we did our part to conserve it. Dropcountr enables you to do exactly that by connecting your phone to your water utility company. This eco-friendly app not only tracks your water consumption, it also allows you to set a reasonable water budget to conserve water. Your water company can then send you customized messages about droughts and your water budget, or notify you of leaks.
Discover how you can conserve energy and change your everyday habits with JouleBug. This app rewards you with pins, badges, and points for your pro-environmental acts. So next time you say no to a disposable coffee cup or use your reusable bag instead of taking a plastic one, be sure to get some credit for it on JouleBug – then challenge your friends or coworkers to do the same.
Share Your Favorite Eco-Friendly App With Us!
Are there any eco-friendly apps you can't live without or any apps that have helped you make a big difference to the environment? Tell us about them in the comments section below.