10 applications to help the planet from your mobile

As an environmentalist, I'm always looking for new ways to help protect the environment. Mobile apps are a powerful tool that can help us reduce our impact on the planet. Here are 10 apps I recommend:

1. Recycling Guide

This application, created by Ecoembes, offers a complete guide with all the information on how to correctly separate plastic, metal, brick, paper and cardboard packaging. It includes a packaging search engine so that the user can always ask questions when classifying.

2. Plume Air Report

This application provides real-time pollution levels in a specific area and predicts how the air quality will evolve every hour for the next 24 hours. It is a useful tool to be informed about the air quality in your area and take measures to protect your health.

3. Good Guide

This application is very practical to learn how to shop in a more environmentally friendly way. It includes a database with about 210.000 products, including clothing, cosmetics, household items and children's products, among others. The app provides information about the environmental impact of each product, so you can make informed decisions about your purchases.

4. GoGreen Challenge

This application proposes daily and weekly tasks to the user that must be completed to improve the environmental impact on their surroundings. Tasks can be as simple as turning off lights when not in use, reducing water consumption, or recycling correctly. The app offers rewards to users who complete tasks, which can help motivate them to keep going.

5. Forest: disconnect and take care of nature

This application helps users disconnect from their mobile screen for a while. The approach is quite simple: we decide how much time we want to spend without leaving the app and in exchange, we will be taking care of our "virtual forest". The app offers us rewards for every tree we plant, which motivates us to keep going.

6. Oroeco

This application helps users reduce their ecological footprint. The application calculates the ecological footprint of users and offers them tips to reduce it. It also includes a database of sustainable products and services, so that users can find more environmentally friendly alternatives.

7. iHuerting

This app helps users grow their own food. The app offers tips on how to grow different types of plants, as well as a planting and harvesting schedule. It also includes a community of users who can share tips and experiences.

8. JoinIn

This app connects users to sustainable events and activities in their area. The app includes a wide variety of events, from recycling workshops to eco-friendly music festivals. It's a great way to meet others interested in the environment and participate in activities that help protect the planet.

9. Bikemap

This app helps users find safe and enjoyable cycling routes. The app includes maps from around the world and provides information on traffic, terrain and weather conditions. It is a useful tool for cyclists who want to travel in a more sustainable way.

10. Sustainable Development Goals

This application offers information about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the UN. The SDGs are a set of 17 goals that have been set for 2030 with the aim of promoting sustainable development. The app offers information about each SDG, as well as resources to help users contribute to their achievement.

Other applications that may be useful

In addition to the applications mentioned above, there are many others that can help protect the environment. Here are some examples:

  • Wattpad: This application allows users to read and write stories. By choosing to read stories about environmental issues, users can learn more about the importance of protecting the planet.
  • Twitch: This application allows users to watch and stream video games. By choosing to watch streamers that focus on eco-friendly games, users can be inspired to live more sustainably.
  • Instagram: This application allows users to share photos and videos. By following accounts that promote sustainability, users can stay up to date with the latest environmental news and trends.