8 Apps that help support a more sustainable planet

8 Apps that help support a more sustainable planet

At Mother Nature is a Babe we are always working on ways to limit our impact on the environment. We've put together a list of app's that we find are helpful and easy to use. Try them out today, join our eco-conscious movement, and let us know what you think!

TAP
Plastic water bottles are a plague on our plant, and we dream of the day that they are banned from everywhere, just as the town of Bundanoon in Australia and the city of San Francisco has done. If you're one of the fantastic people that carry a reusable water bottle, you must download Tap.

Tap is an app that allows you to find nearby water refill stations when you're on the move, so you never ever have to buy bottled water again. Just open the app and it will tell you the closest location that you can refill your reusable water bottle. It's a worldwide app too! So far we've successfully used it in Australia, Bali, Spain, and the UK.


JOULEBUG
The Joulebug app turns your everyday sustainable habits into a competitive game with your friends. You get points and awards for things like biking to work, or turning off the tap when brushing your teeth. It lets you share your progress and encourages everyone to be more environmentally friendly. The Joulebug app also includes hints and suggestions that you can use to be more sustainable and eco-friendly. An added bonus is that you can sync the app to your utility bills and it will show you how much money you've saved each month by living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.


NO WASTE
We bet you didn't know that 1.3 billion tonnes of food around the world gets wasted or lost every year. No waste is a clever little app that is helping to bring down that huge amount of waste. The app keeps you organised and helps you to track and reduce your household food waste. You can keep a running inventory of the food in your house, and check what food you need to use first, plan your meals, create shopping lists, and save cash on unnecessary food purchases.


OROECO
Oroeco is an effective app for tracking your carbon footprint on the world. The app incorporates the food you eat, the appliances you use at home, your methods of transport, the things you buy, and many other aspects of your day to day life, and puts a carbon value on everything.

Oroeco provides you with personalised tips to reduce your carbon footprint and save money by lowering your energy usage. The app works with Impact Carbon, a non-profit that reduces poverty and improves local environments while slowing climate change in underdeveloped countries.

Get this app if you want to join the eco-conscious movement and do your bit to reduce your carbon footprint.


SUSTAINABILITY AWARE
The future lies in the hands of our children. This fun educational series teaches kids about green living, how humans can impact the environment, and gives advice on how we can all make a positive change to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Each app is geared towards a different age group, so kids of any ages can learn the benefits of sustainable living. Teach them young and there is no telling what they will achieve, just take a look at the difference Gretta Thunberg has made!


SDGs IN ACTION
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created in September 2015 at a UN summit of world leaders. They are 17 goals that essentially outline a worldwide to-do list to address and reduce climate change, poverty and inequality by 2030.

The SDGs in Action app was developed to spread the global campaign. You can personalise the app to get news and updates on your favourite goals, get detailed facts and figures about all the goals, and suggestions on how we can achieve the goals. You can also use the app to find events near you, or you can create an event you are planning to hold in your area and invite others to attend.


DR. GREGER'S DAILY DOZEN
Following a plant-based lifestyle is one of the best ways to fight climate change. We implore anyone who hasn't yet seen the documentary Cowspiracy on Netflix to go and watch it.

We have included this app for people who currently follow a plant-based lifestyle, or want to transition to one.

The Daily Dozen is a very helpful checklist app created by the founder of NutritionFacts and the author of How Not To Die. It is the perfect app to track your diet plan and make sure your body is getting all of the nutrients that it needs. The app tracks your progression and you can review your daily, monthly, and yearly progress. This app has really helped us to develop better healthy eating habits and to stick to them.


GOOD ON YOU – ETHICAL FASHION

If you've ever seen 'The True Cost' on Netflix and you'll get a sense of why this app is a much-needed one in today's fast-fashion world.

The creators of Good on you realised the global fashion industry had a huge problem with pollution, waste and human rights abuses, so they set out to do something about it. The app is the leading source for fashion brand ratings, using analytics and detailed research to give every brand a score based on how ethical and sustainable their practices are, this helps you to choose and reward the good brands over the bad ones!

The app has an easy-to-use search bar, where you simply enter the brand name you are considering purchasing, and it will bring up the profile of the brand for you to see how they rank, with detailed comments about their environmental rating, labour rating, and animal welfare rating. Our favourite thing about this app is that if a brand scores low or is bad, the app will suggest similar alternative brands that rank higher.

The Good on You app also features tips and articles on a range of different topics from ethical fashion to recycled clothing and much more.