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3 Apps for a Sustainable Lifestyle

Sustainable Lifestyle sustapps02The path to sustainability is a hard one, with many bumps and detours along the way. Here are three free apps that reminds, challenges, and guides you in living a sustainable lifestyle.


Sometimes, the biggest challenge in going green is remembering to do so. How many times have you forgotten to bring your reusable bag to the market or say no to that straw at the restaurant? This is where Rippl comes in. Developed by the Ocean Conservancy and Invoke, Rippl can send you daily reminders as well as a green tip every week. By using Rippl, users also help researchers by providing data to analyse collective impact in reducing trash. (Photo:

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JouleBug is an interactive app that help you develop sustainable daily habits by earning pins, points and badges for actions as simple as turning the lights off when you leave a room, taking short showers or using a reusable bottle. The app is very easy to use and comes with videos that can help you complete challenges. You can even have a healthy competition with your friends and share your accomplishments on Facebook(Photo:

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Seafood Watch

Living sustainably means eating sustainably too. Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch app helps us make food choices that are healthy for ourselves and the world’s oceans – 80 percent of which are over-exploited. By using this app, we can be sure that the seafood we are eating are not endangered and have been sourced sustainably. Seafood Watch provides you with a colour-coded seafood guide – green (best choice), yellow (good alternative), or red (avoid). It can even use your phone’s GPS to provide you with a guide that is specific to where you are. (Photo:

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