Do Good Digitally
We live in the age of technology, so much of our time is filled digitally – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, emails, workout apps, dating apps, meditation apps, reading apps, cooking apps, Google.
There’s a lot of negative talk about time spent “online” and I know a few people have tried some 48 hour digital detoxes. But if this integral part of our lives is here to stay (which it is FYI) then how about trying to use some of it for good?
Everything comes with an app these days, so here’s a rundown of 5 apps that are worth your screentime, and help you live more sustainably:
1. Olio: Share your unwanted food, and find things that others don’t need too! Olio connects you with your neighbours and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared instead of wasted. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away.
2. Depop: The biggest online store strictly for second-hand fashion. Buy, sell and upcycle to your heart’s content. There’s some glorious finds to be had here, from the latest discarded trends through to vintage pieces.
3. Bikemap: This offers over a million cycling routes for you and your two wheels. With navigation built in, you can get anywhere! It’s not just for your commute either, you can build your own routes and discover some of the most amazing trails around the world.
4. Oroeco: It’s a little bit of an ugly dashboard (sorry Oroeco) but you can get lots of super interesting stats out of this one. All you have to do is add in a few details about your daily life and this app will translate it into your climate impact, determining how you can make a few changes to reduce that impact.
5. Ecosia: Plant trees as you search the web. Ecosia use their profits to plant trees where they’re most needed. There servers run on 100% renewable energy and every search removes 1kg CO2 from the atmosphere.
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