Smartphone apps have now become essential to our daily lives and collectively consumer enormous amounts of energy. Despite having almost incalculable capabilities to gather and analyse data from literally billions of sources, they do not meaningfully contribute to helping us address climate and other environmental problems.
Harness these data capabilities and enable users to adjust their lifestyles both individually and collectively to address planteray problems.
Many environmental groups have their own apps, such as FridaysForFuture – the people’s movement that has grown from Greta Thunberg’s school strikes and the World Wildlife Fund’s Together that brings you closer to 16 endangered species.
Others available include:
- myclimate carbon calculator
- NatureMapr – the citizen science platform
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- GoCarma which encourages car-pooling
- Dropcountr on »» Apple and »» Google Play helps reduce water waste while
- Too Good To Go reduces food waste by allowing retailers to sell food near its sell by date at a discount.
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as well apps like Forest from Trees.org supported by sponsors that facilitate tree planting.
Apps are clearly an area with enormous potential for growth and impact.
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