5 apps to help you be more eco-friendly

August 2nd, 2016

It seems as though the ‘there’s an app for that’ joke will never get old. Why? Because it’s true! Whatever you may need, want, or haven’t even thought of yet is at your fingertips. You want to quit smoking? There’s an app for that. You want to understand the Pokemon Go phenomenon? There’s probably an app for that too. Looking to become more eco-friendly? With climate change becoming an ever increasing issue in our lives, and the call to take action growing stronger, now is the time for individuals to become more accountable for their eco footprint, and to take steps to do better. Don’t worry – there are lots of apps for that. Here are a few highlights.


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#Climate is a great app for helping you become more familiar with the issues, as well as spreading the word. The app helps you to discover and share actions you can take, and bigger scale solutions against climate change.



Dropcountr is a great way for homeowners to understand, track, and improve their water usage. Water is a precious resource, and it’s important to not be wasteful – this app is the perfect tool to help you keep your water usage at an eco-friendly level.



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Farmstand is the perfect app for all you sustainable foodies out there. Not only does the app help you to eat fresher produce, but it connects you with local markets and their communities. The app helps to promote sustainable living, while also supporting farmer’s markets.



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GoodGuide will help you to become a more responsible and conscious consumer. This app gives you access to hundreds of thousands of ratings on products and services.  You can scan barcodes of products in-store to find out how the product fairs in terms of its health, environmental, and social ranking. This way you’ll know you’re purchasing safe, green, ethical, and sustainable products.



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Oroeco is a great app for those wanting to track and reduce their environmental impact. Boasting the world’s best carbon footprint calculator, you can see where you’re at, and take the necessary actions to save yourself money while saving the planet! The app makes the experience fun and rewarding by offering incentives to improve, as well as allowing you to connect with those around you.