Smart phones have become pretty much an extension of our arms. I mean, can you even imagine living without it?

 
As we’re spending more and more time in front of our 5’ screens, why not invest that time into taking care of the planet? As with nearly everything in the modern world, there’s an app for that.
 
Enough with the idea the a more eco-friendly life is hard and time consuming - in fact it has never been easier. One quick download and you have a world of green living tips, tricks and advice, right in the palm of your hand. Whether you want to know how to reduce your carbon footprint or help planting trees, these 6 eco-conscious and sustainable living apps are here to help.
 

 

JouleBug

 
Lots of apps do well; JouleBug does good! Inspired by the idea of making sustainable living social, simple, and actually fun, JouleBug combines the best parts of mobile gaming, social media, and educational tools in a smart and fun app.
 
By competing with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, you lower energy bills and reduce waste by playing your environmental part. When whole communities start using JouleBug? That’s when we start saving some serious planet.
 
 
 

 

Olio

 
Join the food sharing revolution. OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local shops so surplus food and other items can be shared, not thrown away.
 
Food waste is one of the biggest problems facing mankind today. So if you love food, hate waste, care about the environment or want to connect with your community, OLIO is for you.
 
 
 

 

Ecosia

 
You search the web, they plant trees. Ecosia is like any other search engine, with one major difference: 100% of the profit from searches are allocated to finance reforestation programs and empower communities around the world. With a simple search engine switch, you’ll be planting trees and saving the planet at every search.
 
Ecosia’s goal is to plant one billion new trees by 2020, and you can help! Download the app
 
 
 

 

Giki

 
Whether it’s local pollution, global climate change or conservation we all have a stake in our environment. Do the companies we buy from share our concerns? Is that reflected in the products we buy? How do we find those that are leading the way?
 
With Giki, you can simply scan the barcode and see which badges are awarded. It’s that simple to discover what’s good for you, better for the environment and fairer to others.
 
 

 

Karma

 
Discover delicious food from restaurants, cafes and grocery stores to enjoy for half the regular price - with Karma, over 210 tonnes of food has been rescued, instead of ending up in the bin. How? By giving restaurants, cafes and grocery stores the opportunity to sell their surplus food on Karma’s app to users, at half price.
 
Karma’s ultimate mission is to ensure that great food is never wasted. Leading the shift towards a more sustainable society, with the belief that we’re stronger together. If everyone takes small steps in tackling this issue, we can make a meaningful difference for the future!
 
 
 

 

SDGs in Action app

 
The app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals - the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is brought to you by the GSMA, which represents the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign to spread the messaging of the SDGs.
 
See what other people around you are doing to achieve the Global Goals and be inspired to take action on your own.