At Reward Mobile, we pride ourselves on helping our customers throughout the life of their contract. We’re here for life, and we want to make a positive lasting impact in any way we can. As we near Companies That Care Day this week (18th March), we took a look at some of the ways we can all care more for the world around us. For anyone wanting to be more eco-friendly, here are five apps that can help you.
If you want to be more eco-friendly but perhaps want some help instilling better habits, then Eevie is the app for you. With Eevie you can set yourself weekly goals to reduce your impact (everything from meatless days through switching lights off to minimising the amount you drive, and more) and get smart reminders to help you reach your goals. You can follow the progress you’re making, track your impact, and even learn more about that impact as well as why it’s important to improve and how you can do so. Eevie is your own personal climate guide to a sustainable life, helping you make the small changes that matter.
Ecosia is the search engine that makes a difference. Like every other search engine in the world, it makes money from advertising. Unlike other search engines, Ecosia spends the money it makes on planting trees. Based on Chromium, the Ecosia browser offers all the usual features – tabs, private mode, history, bookmarks, and downloads – with the added benefit of knowing you’re supporting an environmentally friendly cause when you use it. To support their cause, Ecosia owns and operates its own solar plant, so you’re secure in the knowledge that searches from their browser are powered with 100% renewable energy. Your searches aren’t tracked. Your data isn’t sold. Really, is there any reason not to?
If you want to reduce food waste in your home, Kitche is the app for you. Kitche keeps track of the ingredients you have in your house, storing them in a virtual pantry. You can then add reminders to be notified of food reaching its best before date, and track the food you end up throwing away so you can learn how to improve your habits. What’s more, Kitche offers a range of smart recipes, suggesting what to make based on the ingredients you have. Have you ever had a selection of food items approaching their best before date but you’re not sure what to do with them? That won’t be a problem any more.
reGAIN is the application equivalent of donating to a charity shop. In exchange for donated clothes, shoes, and accessories, reGAIN will provide you with discount coupons to save money on clothes, footwear, nutrition products, homeware goods, or travel. To get the discounts you need to donate a minimum of ten items: just package them up, print off a free shipping label, then leave the package at your local drop-off point. Your clothes will be checked for quality and recycled or sent to a waste-to-energy plant to produce electricity. For an eco-friendly way to spring clean your wardrobe, look no further.
OLIO connects neighbours so that food and household items can be shared instead of being thrown away. From food nearing its sell-by date in local shops, to groceries left in your fridge before you go on holiday, and more besides, OLIO lets you give away what you don’t need and request what you do. The app’s messaging feature enables you to arrange no-contact pick-ups, to make cutting down on waste as simple and safe for everyone.
We’re not going to deny that we spend a lot of time on our phones. If you want to make sure some of that time is helping the planet, these are just five apps purpose-built to aid you in being more sustainable.