The Best Green Apps

Our digital devices can help us keep track of just about everything—here are a few apps that improve the environment and our zen.

Forest

When you need to focus, open Forest and plant a tree. Your tree will continue to grow as long as you remain in the app and don’t exit to check texts. Earn coins as your trees grow, and buy real trees for the nonprofit Trees for the Future.

Litterati

Litterati puts crowdsourcing to use by connecting the global community in a world-wide clean-up endeavor while collecting data on litter. So far, the app’s total litter count is 6,704,616 pieces.

iNaturalist

Snap a photo of any living organism and upload it to iNaturalist. Users can help identify a species and protect certain threatened or endangered species. 

Seafood Watch 

The Seafood Watch app allows you to search for restaurants and grocers who sell sustainably sourced seafood, sushi, and other marine products. 

RecycleNation

For hard to recycle items, RecycleNation provides a comprehensive list on what and where to recycle, based on location. 

Animal Help Now!

Report a wildlife emergency, conflict, or other animal issue. A network of at-home rehabilitators and veterinarians are able to offer advice, send aid, or direct you to bring the animal in. 

—Abigail Scott

Cover photo: Green apps make life easier. Photo courtesy Abigail Scott.

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