There are a lot of eco-friendly apps on the market these days. But which ones should you be using? Here is a list of 5 incredible eco-friendly apps that we love the most!
Let’s go into detail about each one.
AWorld in support of ActNow
Our Rating: 10/10
About the app: AWorld is the perfect tool for anyone looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Not only does the app provide helpful tips and challenges, but it also offers an inspiring community of people just like you who are looking to make a difference.
AWorld is completely free to use, so there’s no excuse not to give it a try! By downloading the app, you’ll be on your way to living a more sustainable lifestyle and making a positive impact on the environment.
Interface: Easy & fun to navigate; game-like.
What we love about the app: The app reminds you about sustainable habits you can take every day! And, there are challenges, which makes it really fun, and impact tracker to get you into the competitive spirit. Plus, you can find a lot of educational & inspiring content.
About the company: AWorld is on a mission to make it easy for everyone to take action on climate change and sustainability. They partnered with the United Nations to create ActNow, the UN campaign for individual action on climate change and sustainability. Their goal is to engage citizens in living sustainably and help achieve Sustainable Development Goals. With their app, you can easily find actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and make a difference. So download AWorld today and join the movement!
Earth Hero: Climate Change
Our Rating: 9.5/10
About the app: Earth Hero is an app that lets you learn about climate change and what you can do to help the environment. You can also take action by pledging to make eco-friendly changes in your life. This is a great app for anyone who wants to learn more about the environment and how they can help make a difference.
Interface: Easy to navigate, structured design.
What we love about the app: We love how easily you can choose from hundreds of personalized actions from traveling to food choices to energy consumption — every little change contributes to a big impact. We also appreciate that you can set your own green goals, and calculate your carbon footprint and your overall progress over time.
About the company: Earth Hero is a nonprofit for people who want to reduce emissions and care for our shared planet. They provide tools and ideas that empower all who want to act. Their volunteer team is focused on climate action and resilience, making it easy for everyone to get involved. They help people everywhere to be heroes in their own lives, strengthening their communities while we work together to protect our planet.
Remark | Sustainability Feedback
Our Rating: 8/10
About the app: Have you ever wished you could tell a business owner exactly what you thought of their sustainability efforts—or lack thereof? Well, now there’s an app for that! Remark is a relatively new app (starting in 2019) that allows consumers to give feedback to businesses about their sustainability efforts (or lack thereof). Through the app, businesses are given the data and resources they need to make the switch to more sustainable operations.
So, whenever you have feedback about a business’s sustainability efforts, just open up the app and shoot them an email. Your email will be semi-anonymous (only your first name and last initial), and you’ll be able to see whether or not it’s been read or responded to. It’s that simple!
Interface: Simple & straightforward design, the font color on the registration page needs more contrast.
What we love about the app: We believe that businesses need to be held accountable for their sustainability efforts. Too often, businesses claim to be sustainable when they’re really not. This damages the credibility of truly sustainable businesses and makes it hard for consumers to know who they can trust. What we really love about Remark is that it gives us a chance to help businesses become more transparent and accountable when it comes to their sustainability efforts.
About the company: Based in Colorado, Remark is on a mission to make it easy for everyone to take climate action. They believe that when companies listen to their customers and act on what they want, real change can happen.
GetGreen – Climate Change
Our Rating: 9/10
About the app: As the effects of climate change become more and more apparent, many of us are looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet. The good news is that there are a number of easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint—and GetGreen can help!
GetGreen is a mobile app that helps you make an impact on climate change through your everyday habits. Using data from the Pew Research Center, GetGreen has identified four areas where small changes can make a big difference: transportation, energy use, diet, and waste. GetGreen’s daily challenges can help you fight climate change one day at a time.
Interface: Intuitive, although a tiny bit slow.
What we love about the app: There are over 200 actions to choose from. They’re all ranging by category from easy to hard so you can pick where to begin. You can also earn “leaves” for the actions and challenges you take. Later, you can convert them into dollars with GetGreen+. Also, the app helps you discover green products and services from affiliated climate-positive brands.
About the company: GetGreen team believes that each of us can make a difference when it comes to the climate crisis. That’s why they’ve built an easy-to-use app that helps us make informed choices about the products and services we use every day. With millions of users and partners around the world, GetGreen is committed to helping solve the climate crisis one person at a time. So come on, let’s do our part!
Shuffle Sustainable Fashion
Our Rating: 5/10
About the app: It’s no secret that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. From the production of synthetic fabrics to the overconsumption of resources, the fashion industry has a huge negative impact on our environment. But it doesn’t have to be this way! With Shuffle Fashion, you can shop sustainably and help reduce your carbon footprint.
Shuffle Fashion is an app that helps you organize your closet, track your clothing items, and shop sustainably. With Shuffle Fashion, you can see which items you wear the most and which items you never wear. This information is important because it helps you make more informed decisions about your wardrobe. For example, if you see that you only wear a certain shirt once every two months, maybe it’s time to donate it to someone who will get more use out of it.
Interface: It’s still a work in progress. Shuffle is pretty difficult to navigate and needs a lot of improvements. However, we love and support the idea behind it, thus we’d love to add it to our list for future reference.
What we love about the app: In addition to helping you declutter your closet, Shuffle Fashion also provides sustainability tips and tricks. For example, did you know that wearing second-hand clothes reduces your carbon footprint by 80%? Or that dry cleaning is one of the most toxic processes in the fashion industry? With Shuffle Fashion, you can learn about these issues and more so that you can make more sustainable choices when it comes to your wardrobe.
About the company: Shuffle is a decentralized platform for all sustainable fashion stakeholders. They’re cutting out the middleman and connecting everyone – from designers to consumers – to brainstorm more efficiently and sustainably for a better future in fashion. Their community-owned platform allows users to democratically decide on the things that matter. You can join Shuffle now and help shape the future of fashion!
How do we rate eco-friendly apps?
There are a ton of different eco-friendly apps out there. So, how do you know which ones are the best? Here, at TrashBackwards, we rate them based on a few different factors.
First, we take a look at the app’s purpose. Does it help you save energy? Water? Money? All three? The more eco-friendly the app is, the higher we rate it.
Next, we look at how easy the app is to use. We want eco-friendly apps that are user-friendly and don’t require a lot of time or effort to use.
Finally, we consider the overall impact of the app. Does it have a positive environmental impact? Does it help you reduce your carbon footprint?
Eco-friendly apps are important, but they’re not the only thing you can do to be eco-friendly. Check out our blog for more tips on living an eco-friendly lifestyle. Thanks for reading!
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