There’s truly an app for everything, from grocery deliveries to at-home eye exams. In fact, more than 190 billion apps were downloaded in 2017. With all of these options I was curious to find out which apps actually helped to improve the planet. Here are my top choices. Bonus? They’re mostly free!
Thrive Market– Shop Heathy – What’s better than food delivery? Not much. Especially when its healthy food being delivered to you. This app allows you to shop for organic food that caters to your specific diet and have it delivered to you for half the price of grocery stores. Bonus? As if you need one. Thrive will sponsor a low-income family just for joining. (FREE)
Cruelty-Free – Contains a searchable listing of more than 300 U.S. and Canadian companies that offer cruelty-free cosmetic items, household objects and personal care items that are not tested on animals or made from animal parts. It was created through the “Leaping Bunny Program,” a label present on many makeup and skin care items. (FREE)
GoGreen Carbon Tracker – What’s your carbon footprint? Now, you can measure just what your impact is to the environment through this app, which calculates it based on information you input like your electricity bill. The more trees that appear on-screen, the greener you are! It also helps save you money by offering suggestions to lower your thermostat. (FREE)
Ofo – Find a bike. Ride a bike. It’s that easy. With no docking stations, it’s as easy as spotting a yellow bike on the street, tapping your phone, scanning the bike and taking off. (FREE)