Three eco-friendly apps to help you save the planet | 9Lives
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Eco-friendly apps are gaining momentum as society starts to move towards a more earth-friendly mindset. I would love to be more earth-friendly but I must admit that it isn’t something I think about every day. Recently, while scrolling through the Apple App Store, I came across one of their making a difference stories called Caring for the Planet. The article listed a few apps that are supposed to help you be more eco-friendly, whether it be through learning about nature and the environment, or practical ways you can take action and help make a difference.

I was intrigued and decided to download some of these apps to test whether they could help me be more earth-conscious.

WWF Together

Upon first opening the app, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was, with its extremely simplistic and stylish look. It’s an incredibly cool app that lets you read stories and facts about endangered species and it can even calculate how far your are from these animals! It also lets you take a photo with a digitally folded origami version of the animal, which you can then share on social media.

It’s an incredible app that is super interactive and is sure to not only keep you entertained, but also educate you on some of the world’s most endangered species. Download the app here.


Since I am obsessed with eating seafood, it is my responsibility to make sure that the seafood I enjoy is actually sustainable. This is where the WWF SASSI app comes to the rescue. The app is part of the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative and makes checking the sustainability of your seafood choice incredibly easy.

Simply search for the type of seafood you would like to eat and the app will let you know whether to tuck in, think twice or avoid the seafood altogether. It also has a lot of information regarding seafood including the manner in which it is caught, the scientific names and common names of the seafood, as well as a picture and description.

After downloading this app, you will never have to worry about whether or not it’s acceptable to eat your seafood dish again! Download the app here.


Ecosia is a search engine app that plants trees with the profit made from search advertising. By surfing the web on this app, you are helping the planet. It has an adorable look and even shows you how many trees have been planted by the app.

The app’s search engine looks a lot like Google and has really good search results. It allows you to open multiple tabs, mark pages as favourites, and share pages and articles to social media. You can also read more about various eco-friendly projects that are happening across the world, read stories about sustainability and see how many searches you’ve completed (on average you need around 45 searches to plant a tree).

Although Google remains my favourite search engine, I will definitely be making more use of Ecosia since it makes it so easy to help make a difference in the world. Get the app here.

Do you use any eco-friendly apps? Let us know in the comments below.


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