The children of today will be the adults who, in the future, have to deal with climate change's most serious consequences. Giving them tools that highlight sustainability issues is crucial for raising awareness about how important it is to look after the planet.
One of the best ways to do this is through their tablet and mobile screens. In this article, we will introduce you to six applications that teach children about sustainability
Apps for sustainable living
How to be more sustainable
Housing, food, transport, shopping and entertainment… The choices we make in our everyday lives have a direct impact on the environment. This app teaches children how to make their lifestyle more sustainable. Aprenverdeprovides tips and information encouraging care for the environment, as well as challenges for putting into practice what they have learnt.
Place each waste type in the correct container
How should I separate packaging made from plastic, metal, paper etc.? When it comes to disposing of our waste, it's not unusual to be filled with doubt. Where do I dispose of batteries? What about wrapping paper? And sardine tins? A.I.R-E Asistente Inteligente de Reciclajehatbot available only in Spanish and designed by Ecoembes. It has the answer to all of these questions. You can ask A.I.R.E, using voice or text, in which bin each item of waste belongs and learn how to recycle properly day-by-day.
Save the world with Greta Thunberg
Greta The Game is based on the young climate activist Greta Thunberg and consists of a game that teaches students about the importance of looking after nature and the planet. In it, players have to plant seeds and as they grow, their score improves in the form of 'world hope'.
In this game, kids have to clean up the virtual world in which this adventure filled with waste and pollution takes place. In order to raise awareness about the importance of being environmentally friendly, Defender of the nature has mini-games about recycling, planting trees, waste sorting etc.
How much do you know about renewable energy?
Available only in Spanish and aimed at both children and adults, this app aims teach users in a fun and dynamic way about the different types of renewable energies, particularly solar, wind and hydraulic energy. Ecoenergías goal is to showcase the benefits that this type of energy has for the environment and how finite natural resources should be managed.
Don't be afraid of bees
Tina the bee has to pull her weight in the hive, but what she really wants to do is dance! Learn all about bees in this educational game where you help young Tina find her place in the world. A fun and tender tale with eight chapters including fun mini-games and information aiming to raise awareness about the importance of bees and looking after nature.
In 2018, the bee was declared the most important animal on the planet by the organisation Earthwatch, which stated that without them, life as we know it would not be possible. However, 90 % of the world's bees have disappeared in the last two decades.
With the educational game Honey Tina and Bees, boys and girls can enjoy themselves while learning fun and curious facts about these important animals and their role in the ecosystem.