Apps for sustainable development
Mobile phones are an indispensable ally in our personal and professional life: they help us organize our agenda, keep in touch with the world and offer entertainment.
In the same way, they are also a great tool to develop a more sustainable way of life thanks to the large number of applications designed to use resources more efficiently, boost savings and take care of the environment. Discover some of these apps to achieve a sustainable development in this gallery.
Oroeco - Carbon footprint calculator
Oroeco is an application that allows you to combat climate change by calculating your daily carbon footprint based on your electricity consumption, transport, food and leisure activities.
In addition, it helps you to easily reduce your carbon footprint by offering tips adapted to your necessities and way of life.
Download the app for iOS and Android here: https://www.oroeco.com/
iHuerting – Build your own urban garden step by step
With iHuerting you can start building an urban garden from scratch. Little by little you can become an urban farmer when planting in your own terrace, patio, small piece of land...
iHuerting will also help you take care of your garden in an intuitive, simple and fun way. This app takes care of reminding you when to water, fertilize and prevent pests in your plants in an organic way.
Download the app for iOS and Android here: http://ihuerting.com/ihuerting/
JoinIn – Connected solidarity
JoinIn applies the core idea of "think globally, act locally". It is an app with which the user can improve the world... starting with his or her closest environment.
It works by putting in contact and facilitating the collaboration between different individuals. The user offers his or her time and skills to help other people, organizations, their community or their immediate surroundings.
Download the app for iOS and Android here: http://www.joininapp.com/en/
Bikemap – More than three million kilometers of cycle route
With Bikemap you will have more than three million kilometers of cycling routes in your phone. Designed by cyclists for cyclists, this application allows you to download information on paths and roads suitable for cycling users in more than 80 countries.
Among the features the app contains, you will find interactive tours that offer data on terrain elevation and slope. The app is updated frequently adding new routes from all around the world.
Download the app for iOS and Android here: https://www.bikemap.net/en/apps/
Sustainable Development Goals – The SDGs always on your phone
With this United Nations app you will always have the most up-to-date information on the Sustainable Development Goals. Check the SDGs whenever you want, discover how you can contribute to their fulfillment and design your own initiatives.
You can also receive personalized notifications about the Sustainable Development Goals that interest you the most. Spread the word, share the goals!
Download the app for iOS and Android here: https://sdgsinaction.com/
Refresh Go Green – Tips for a greener life
This application seeks to help users turn their everyday into a much more sustainable one through small and simple steps.
With 52 tips, this app gives useful information to turn your home into a greener environment, as well as indications about each person's diet, health, or daily habits.
Download the app for iOS and Android here: http://www.therefreshproject.com.au/go-green-app/
Love food hate waste – Optimize food consumption at home
A third of the food produced for human consumption is wasted every year in the world. We can help reduce this figure in our homes, but it is not always easy to organize, especially at the beginning.
That's why this application helps control food consumption through a cookbook that offers dishes that you can cook with the food you have in the refrigerator and a food shopping list, storage and consumption planner.
Download the app for iOS and Android here: https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/article/get-your-free-love-food-hate-waste-app
Sustainability aware – Sustainable education for children
For the little ones there are also applications to help promote sustainability. This is the case of Sustainability Aware, an app that brings together a collection of educational games for children between 8 and 12 years old.
The application teaches the positive aspects of sustainable living, caring for nature and animals or how their actions can have an impact on the planet. For older kids, Sustainability Aware introduces more advanced concepts such as renewable energy, sustainable mobility or climate change.
Download the app for iOS and Android here: http://www.sustainabilityaware.com/
JouleBug - Share your sustainability tips
JouleBug is an app that goes one-step further: not only offers you tips to make your day by day more sustainable, but allows you to share your advances and tricks with other users through videos and consumption and savings statistics, etc.
With JouleBug you can unify all the steps that allow you to be more sustainable and save money in a single application that also puts you in contact with your friends, neighbors and colleagues to check their progress.
Download the app for iOS and Android here: https://joulebug.com/
HowGood – The sustainable food guide
The HowGood platform offers its users a catalog with over 100,000 food products analyzed through sixty indicators like ingredient supply, community impact, food processing or the level of producer commitment.
In this way, thanks to this extensive guide, you can always know how any food has been produced before deciding whether to buy it based on how respectful it has been with society or the environment.
Download the app for iOS and Android here: https://howgood.com/#!/download