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5 Sustainability Apps Helping the Environment Today

Technology has the immense power to turn the tide on the climate crisis. Read our latest blog to see what apps you can use to help save the planet...

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Earth day blogpost

At 3 Sided Cube it is our honor and privilege to partner with global organizations and movements that are making change happen. Our clients come to us with an idea about how to make the world a better place, and we get to build that dream and make it come true.

We have worked closely with Polytag, World Resources Institute, LUSH, Global Forest Watch and Global Commons Alliance to deliver technology that will help fight and bring awareness to the climate crisis. And that is what it is going to take to turn the tide of the climate crisis, technology supporting innovation in ways that address the problem from every side.

It’s always so inspiring to be a part of these projects and watch the team come together to build a digital product that is going to go out in the world and change millions of lives for the better.

But it is also intimidating!

As little old me, how can I ever hope in my wildest dreams to live sustainably enough with my family to generate that kind of change?!

The good news is, I can! We ALL can! Thanks to some pretty cool technology out there, each and every one of us can live more sustainably in a way that isn’t overwhelming, daunting, or will even change our day-to-day life markedly.

In aid of Earth Day, here are the 5 apps I rate to help you live more sustainably:

SDG's always at your fingertips

With this United Nations app you will always have the most up-to-date information on the Sustainable Development Goals. Check the SDGs whenever you want, discover how you can contribute to their fulfillment and design your own initiatives. You can also receive personalized notifications about the Sustainable Development Goals that interest you the most.

Spread the word, share the goals!

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SDG's in Action

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Be planet proud with Yayzy

Be planet proud with Yayzy

You can easily measure your carbon footprint, and offset your impact from the app to fight climate change. You can link Yayzy to your bank account to automatically calculate the carbon footprint of your purchases. The connection is safe, secure & encrypted with bank level security. Get an itemised overview of how your spending influences your carbon footprint and shift to low carbon options so you have autonomy to reduce what you can.

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Sustainable education for children

For the little ones there are also applications to help promote sustainability. This is the case of Sustainability Aware, an app that brings together a collection of educational games for children between 8 and 12 years old. The application teaches the positive aspects of sustainable living, caring for nature and animals or how their actions can have an impact on the planet. For older kids, Sustainability Aware introduces more advanced concepts such as renewable energy, sustainable mobility or climate change.

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Sustainability Aware

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Get cleaner power, by the hour

Energy is all around us. Some is clean (from sun and wind) and some is dirty, from fossil fuels. Yoyu’s forecast shows you when it is clean, and when it’s not… It’s that simple.  The rest is up to you! With this app you can, 

  1. Get the forecast
  2. Plan your charging, laundry or baking (anything electric!)
  3. Save carbon at home (up to 50% per action)
  4. Put fossil fuels out of business
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Yoyu Tech

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Build your own urban garden step by step

With iHuerting you can start building an urban garden from scratch. Little by little you can become an urban farmer when planting in your own terrace, patio, small piece of land…

iHuerting will also help you take care of your garden in an intuitive, simple and fun way. This app takes care of reminding you when to water, fertilize and prevent pests in your plants in an organic way.

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You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall

There you have it! Those apps are really excellent for helping individuals cultivate change – I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! We all have the power to save the planet at an incredibly exciting time, those tools are right at our fingertips.

So let’s use them!

And shout me a holla if you end up downloading a few and want to chat all things tech for good!

Published on April 21, 2022, last updated on September 19, 2023

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