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6 Apps to Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

6 Apps to Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

With over 1,000 new apps published on Apple’s App Store every single day, it’s hard to know which ones are best for you, let alone the planet. Thankfully we’ve done some of the leg work for you, so you’re just a few clicks away from reducing your carbon footprint.


Treeapp - Plant trees everyday

Available on iPhone and Android.

Treeapp plants a tree a day, in exchange for a minute of your time, completely free of charge. Answer 3 simple questions each day and it will keep track of your weekly, monthly and yearly levels of carbon absorbed by the trees you’ve helped plant. It’s that simple! It also gives you the option to fund additional trees planted in places of your choice around the world.

eevie - Your climate guide

Available on iPhone and Android.

Eevie is a smart guide that was carefully designed to help you improve your carbon impact by making small changes every day and planting trees to offset the rest. If you ever feel overwhelmed or daunted when thinking about how you can help the planet, this is the perfect way to break it down into small and simple daily practies. You can easily keep track of your daily carbon emissions and understand their source, whilst setting goals and forming new climate-friendly habits. You can even become carbon neutral by planting trees that offset your unavoidable emissions.

Horizon - Reduce plastic waste

Available on iPhone. Available soon on Android.

With so many types of plastic, and curb-side recycling differing considerably across local authorities, it can be hard to know exactly what to do with that piece of plastic packaging. Thanks to Horizon, all you need to do is scan the barcode of the product and it uses data from your local authority to tell you exactly what to do with it. Furthermore, it enable you to track your progress in reducing waste, whilst learning more about the packaging you see every day.

Refill - Eat, drink and shop with less waste

Available on iPhone and Android.

Not only can Refill locate more than 30,000 water refilling stations globally, it helps you become a more sustainable shopper too. Coffee on the move? It’ll help you by finding places offering discounts and rewards for brining your own cup. Lunch on the go? It’ll find places you take your own lunchboxes to get your food to go. It will even find shops that are reducing pointless packaging by offering refills. At the time of writing, Refill estimates that is has saved 1 million plastic bottles!

OLIO - Free sharing app

Available on iPhone and Android.

On OLIO, you’ll find millions of people giving away food and other household items to their neighbours, all for free. If you love food, hate waste, care about the environment or want to connect with your community, OLIO is the way to go. Users simply snap a photo of what they have spare and add it to the app. Those who live nearby receive customised alerts and can request whatever takes their fancy. OLIO has been used in over 50 countries and incredibly over 4.3 million items have been successfully shared between neighbours.

TreeCard - Reforest the planet with every payment

Coming soon.

Powered by our friends at Ecosia, TreeCard is the world’s first wooden debit card. With 80% of company profits going straight to reforestation, every time you spend you’ll be helping plant trees. The app lets you track spending as well as giving you a live count of how many trees you’ve planted. Every $60 you spend will equal 1 tree planted. Although not yet available, sign up now and they’ll plant 3 trees: www.treecard.org


Living a sustainable life can feel difficult at times, but thanks to apps like these we can make a real difference, all from the palms of our hands.

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