7 FREE Mobile Apps to Help you Live More Sustainably

Whether you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, lead a green life, keep tabs on climate change, or looking to make an impact through sustainable food, look no further than the palm of your hand.

Sustainability at your fingertips

It may seem like a huge task to save the planet but when 125 million U.S. consumers own smartphones, there is power in numbers. By having a visual reminder like a mobile app, it can help you go green in the midst of your busy daily life.

When it comes to mobile apps, consumers are not lacking options. As of June 2017, there were 3.3 million Android apps on Google Play and as of January 2017, 2.2 million apps on the iOS App Store.

But with the infinite amount of mobile apps to sift through, where do you begin?

No worries! We’ve done the hard work for you and found 7 FREE eco-friendly mobile apps that are available for both Android and iOS which you can download right now that can jump-start an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Download these 7 sustainability eco-friendly apps

  • JouleBug – carbon footprint calculator

    JouleBug helps make everyday habits more sustainable by encouraging efficient resource use in a fun and simple way. Get your Facebook and Twitter friends involved for some eco-friendly competition and earn points when positive actions are taken that make an impact on money and the environment. Game on!

    Download the JouleBug app for iOS and Android here.

  • Oroeco – carbon footprint calculator

    Oroeco can help you combat climate change by calculating your daily carbon footprint based on your electricity consumption, transport, food choices, and daily activities.

    Download the Oroeco app for iOS and Android here.

  • iRecycle – recycle on the go

    Find local, convenient recycling opportunities when you are on the go or at home. The iRecycle app is your go-to resource when on the go by providing access to more than 1,600,000 ways to recycle over 350 materials.

    Download the iRecycle app for iOS and Android here.

  • Bikemap – find bicycle routes

    Reduce your carbon footprint by biking more. With Bikemap you will have access to nearly two million miles of cycling routes in more than 80 countries. The app features interactive tours that give data on terrain elevation and slope so you can plan your trip accordingly.

    Download the Bikemap app for iOS and Android here.

  • SDGs in Action – Sustainable Development Goals

    The SDGs in Action app highlights the United Nation's 17 "Global Goals." Find ways you can contribute to reaching their goals and create some of your own. You can also receive personalized notifications about the Sustainable Development Goals that interest you the most.

    Download the SDGs In Action app for iOS and Android here.

  • HappyCow – find local vegan or vegetarian health food stores, restaurants, and cafes

    HappyCow helps travelers and people worldwide find plant-based / vegan options and healthy food.

    The app is more than just a database, it’s an online community that has grown to include members from around the world who are passionate about the vegan lifestyle as a healthy, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable way of living.

    Download the HappyCow app for iOS here and Android here.

  • HowGood – sustainable food guide

    The HowGood app helps you decide which eco-friendly food to eat. HowGood has over 100,000 food products in its database which are analyzed through sixty indicators like ingredient supply, community impact, food processing, and the level of producer commitment.

    Download the HowaGood app for iOS and Android here.

Relan Wrap-up

With technology so easily accessible, it’s hard to find reasons why we aren't using it make informed choices to heal the planet. It's not hard to move toward a better future - take action by downloading one of these eco-friendly mobile apps today.

We'd love to know which one you like most and why. Or do you have a favorite mobile app that we missed? Please let us know by sending me an email or connecting with us on social media.

Kari Brizius is president of Relan and is a West Point Graduate, certified personal trainer, a US Army Veteran, and a wholehearted entrepreneur. Kari’s passion for the environment, the planet, and healthy living fuels her entrepreneurial spirit. Her mission is to provide thought leadership on sustainability initiatives surrounding healthy living, the environment, and sustainability messaging. Learn more about Kari here.

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