Updated: Feb 15
Every step you take towards an eco friendly life is one that helps the world. Being in the mindset to live greener and the willingness to adjust your daily actions will reduce your carbon footprint while inspiring those around you to do the same. Any new journey will always feel overwhelming at first, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that you don’t have to be perfect. Besides, there are lots of sources out there that can help you get started on your carbon neutral journey!
Five carbon footprint apps and websites that will help make small changes to your everyday life.
UN Carbon Footprint Calculator
UN Carbon footprint calculator is an uncomplicated calculator that takes into account transport and lifestyle and adjust it for the country that you live in. It's definitely a good way of getting a decent understanding of your carbon footprint you're making week-to-week, hence start of your eco friendly life journey.
Club Leaf empowers communities to support climate action by taking three simple steps. As everyone’s carbon footprint is different, you’ll first measure your personal impact using an easy-to-use calculator. Next, you’ll be given lots of fun ways to reduce your climate impact and to live greener. Lastly, Club Leaf will help you go carbon neutral by supporting amazing climate projects across the world. Read more about them here. Club Leaf is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.
Too Good To Go
Too good to go is a service that connects millions of people with leftover food from supermarkets, restaurants and cafes - saving thousands of meals per day and radically reducing tons of carbon footprint in each country. Get hundreds of tips on finding discounted meals. Too good to go is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.
You can reduce the amount of carbon footprint that result from your diet by up to 60% - simply by going vegetarian. Happy cow is an app that can help you find accommodating restaurants worldwide that might be open for takeout or delivery. Happycow gives you tips on finding restaurants that are vegan, vegetarian or have veg-friendly options. Happy cow is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.
Plastic pollutes, and it takes them hundreds to thousands of years to decompose in landfill. Tap is an app that gives you tips on finding nearby Refill Stations, so you’ll never have to buy plastic/bottled water again. Whether a drinking fountain or a filtered water ATM, you’ll be sure to find it on Tap. Start living greener by refilling your water bottle. Tap is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.