4 Apps to Make You Greener

There are now a whole host of apps available to help us keep the planet green. (image via)
There are now a whole host of apps available to help us keep the planet green. (image via)

Many of us would like to make our lives a bit greener – but aren’t sure exactly what we should be doing. Others of us might be so busy that we simply forget to put our good intentions into action. If you fall into either of these categories, these apps could be for you. They’re designed to take the headache out of going green and help you make smarter choices. And always remember – every little helps, so encourage your friends and family to get downloading too!

Light Bulb Finder

Available on iOS and Anroid, Light Bulb Finder is a free app that helps you swap your conventional light bulbs for more efficient alternatives. Based on your fittings and the quality of light you want, it’ll tell you what to buy and where to buy it. It’s the perfect way to enhance your home’s green credentials while still keeping it beautifully lit! What’s more, energy-saving LED bulbs are a great way to save money, since they last much longer than their halogen counterparts. Want to know more about the benefits of switching to LEDs? Click here for a detailed list.

ICAO Green Meetings Calculator

Do you often have a need to plan meetings with attendees from different locations? Available for iOS and Android, the Green Meetings Calculator from the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) is a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind tool which helps to rank possible meeting locations based on who’s coming, where they’re coming from and how much CO2 their journeys will produce. The app can handle details for everything from small meetings to large conferences. Ideal for the environmentally conscious business!

JouleBug

iOS and Android users can benefit from this user-friendly app, which helps users track their everyday habits and see where their use of resources could be improved. Essentially, it turns green living into a game: every sustainable action offers you a chance to move up the app’s leaderboard. The fun element of competition is great for getting kids involved! Once you know where your green credentials are lacking, you can start taking action to improve them: Alinta Energy has some tips on where you might be going wrong, while PC Advisor has advice on cutting your bills.

Climate Counts

A fantastic, up-and-coming activism app that’s been endorsed by the BBC World Service, The Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal and more, Climate Counts ranks companies according to their environmental credentials, allowing you to make smart decisions about where you spend your money. Currently available only for iPhone.

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