The tech world has been seeing a lot of apps that help individuals become more conscious of the environment around them as well as the impact their carbon footprint would have over the same. These apps help encourage individuals to join the ‘go green’ drive in a exciting and motivational way. If you are on the lookout for such apps, here are 7 choices you cannot miss for sure.
This is the perfect app to start with if you are serious about going green, and helps you set realistic goals as well as achieve them efficiently. It resembles a normal calendar in which you would need to jot down the green activities you do on a regular basis. The more green activities you add to a date, the greener it will become. The commitment to get all the dates green will surely drive you to reach your green goals in a timely and efficient manner.
This app aims to teach children to tackle environmental problems head on at an early age. Accordingly, its users are children who have to simply match the cartoon animals that show up in polluted surroundings to cleaner areas. By doing so, the surroundings start to get clean, thereby driving home the idea that a cleaner environment is what would benefit everyone.
This app is another fun game that allows users to choose between the green activities they would perform on a daily basis. All one would need to do is toss the die using a touch screen. Once the die settles, the image on the facing side would indicate what activity you would need to do for the day. Some of the choices present in the die include riding a bicycle to work, taking along your own grocery bags while shopping and switching off appliances that are on standby.
A great way to reduce fuels costs and emissions per vehicle is to carpool. However, finding others willing to share cabs as well as traveling to the same destination would be hard. Thankfully, Avego aims to handle this issue by offering a common platform for individuals to carpool to a destination. The app would automatically post a message indicating a passenger’s share of the total cost.
Recycling is not as easy as it sounds. In addition to separating recyclable materials from regular trash manually, you would probably need to take these items to a recycling facility in the case there is no recycling truck pick up service in your locality. All this trouble may sometimes force you to think otherwise about recycling. Thankfully, the iRecycle app is there to handle such issues. The app helps its users to find out facilities in the nearby areas that would recycle specific items. Now you would know which facility accepts what kind of recyclable items with ease. iRecycle also provides you with detailed information of how to recycle over 350 items in more than 1,500,000 ways.
The Joule Bug is a simple and yet amazing app designed to promote energy conservation on a large scale. It is designed like a game that incorporates different achievements which would help users earn badges as well as a leader board. You earn points and badges for every achievement you complete (like composting in your backyard or riding the bicycle to the grocery store instead of taking the car), and announce the same to your loved ones.
This app aims to promote healthy, green living by having a database of over 200,000 consumer items users can pore through when purchasing goods. The app would help users find out how healthy a specific product in addition to offering greener alternatives to products that are not so eco-friendly. Each product on the app’s database contains a specific rating according to its safety, health standards and environmental impact, thus helping you choose wisely for sustainable living.
Several apps promoting sustainable living have started doing the rounds these days. The apps mentioned above lead the race and are considered the best in their class when it comes to encouraging individuals to go green and adopt a healthier lifestyle.