Every year, more than one billion people come together on April 22nd to recognize Earth Day. The anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, Earth Day serves to raise awareness about climate change and global warming, and encourage active participation in the protection of the environment through conservation and education.
By utilizing smartphone apps to integrate the message of Earth Day into daily life, everybody can contribute to climate consciousness. This Earth Day, we highlight five applications that help promote a greener future.
From political activists to new parents, gardeners to CEOs, a billion activists can restore a healthy Earth. This app provides fun, social activities to ambitious emissions reductions, so that users can take actions that are right for them and then see the impact they have.
This East Coast-based app is a practical tool to buy discounted food and groceries from stores and restaurants before they are discarded. By downloading this app, users are actively conserving food, practicing financial responsibility, and mitigating the production of food waste.
An app with a cause, Ecosia is a search engine browser that uses ad revenue from a user’s searches to plant trees where they are needed most. With a navigable and secure interface, giving back to the Earth can be at the tip (swipe) of one’s fingertips.
We Don’t Have Time: Climate Change
Providing a forum to share content, disseminate information, and follow major companies and industries, We Don’t Have Time: Climate Change is a social network for climate action that enables people, businesses and world leaders to act and cooperate to solve the climate crisis.
Created by NASA, Earth Now uses recent global climate data from Earth science satellites and a user’s geolocation to provide visualizations of near-real-time global climate data through an interactive and 3-D application.