The growing population in the world has seen the environment go through major changes due to depletion and overuse of some of the natural resources in our day to day activities. Exhaust products from mechanical processes that use machines only cause further damage to the environment by adding to the high level of greenhouse gases that are already in existence.
Reversing the damage that the human population has caused to the environment requires input from each and every person as the largescale effect can only be felt when there is compliance by the majority of the population. Some world governments have put measures in place that are geared towards helping their citizens solve the problems of water and food scarcity that come when changes to the environment affect weather patterns. In this article, we have compiled some apps that you can install on your smartphone that will help you live a greener and more sustainable lifestyle.
Recycle coach helps you save the environment by having pre-set reminders that alert you when it is time to take out the recycle bins at home. The app also helps you sort out the trash into respective bags so that you don’t mix up the waste that needs recycling with degradable waste.
The Oroeco app keeps track of your spending habits and uses the statics about how much you spend on expenses such as heating your home or the water bill, to track how your habits impact the environment. The app further gives you suggestions about how you can reduce your carbon output into the environment.
The water print app helps you keep track of your water footprint and gives you tips on how changing simple daily activities in your schedule helps save water. You can look up information like the amount of water used to grow certain foods on the app and knowing such statistics can help you choose foods that are produced with less water, thereby contributing to water conservation.
Buycott – Barcode Scanner Vote
Buycott – Barcode Scanner Vote app provides users with a unique and modern shopping experience by enabling them to know the rating for each product in the app’s comprehensive database. Users can use the camera on their smartphone to read the bar code on the product, and the app displays how the product rates in terms of environmental friendliness and labor laws.
Too Good To Go
Too Good to Go connects people around Europe with restaurants that have leftover food enabling skipping preparation of meals that could have been prepared by more than 100,000 people daily. The app not only reduces food wastage, but it also saves energy consumption that would have been otherwise used to prepare the food.
Quick Ride – Carpooling, RideSharing, Bike Pooling
This innovative idea enables user’s cost-share cabs and in effect, reduces the number of vehicles on the road and emissions that result from too much traffic. Shared rides are much cheaper compared to individual riders and the app allows the users to integrate their credit card information for easier cashless transfer. Urban dwellers who are conscious about saving the environment have adopted using this app and created car-pooling communities with other regular users of the app in many cities across the United States.
Creating an account on the Farmstand app avails information about the nearby farmers’ markets, and what kinds of food are available. The app allows the sharing of photos and information about what times the markets open and close, directions, and the different foods available. When searching for available markets, users have options for filtering by distance, which times the markets are operational and which markets have food with specified nutritional value.
ThredUp helps you save the environment by helping you access both new and second-hand clothes that are top quality and offered at pocket friendly prices. The app also has a delivery option for its customers using the GoodyBox delivery service.
Do you have any of the applications that we have discussed in this article installed on your device? Leave us a comment telling us which ones you have and how they help you save the environment.