Hello beautiful people! Today I’m going to do a quick blog on some really cool environmentally friendly apps I found out about recently 🙂 Here goes!
Think Dirty ~ This is a free app that allows you to look up products such as cleaners, shampoos, sunscreens, toothpaste, fragrances, eye-shadows, dishwasher soap. and lots of other everyday supplies that you use! The app wants people to start thinking about how their products impact the world. It scales every product from 0 to 10, 10 being the worst for the environment. When you click on the product it will give a breakdown of the chemicals in it, as well as what makes it better or worse and why. If a dangerous chemical is listed, it will give an explanation for what makes it so dangerous. I found it really helpful and eye opening – especially when I looked up certain lotions and creams that I use regularly … they ended up being like an eight 😦 It will also give an “Our Picks” section where the app will give healthier alternatives than the product you looked up.
Good On You ~ “The global fashion industry has a huge problem with pollution, waste and human rights abuses.” This quote is from the About Us section of the app! This app will rate clothing brands depending on how they impact the world and will give information on how ethical they are. If you look up a brand, it will break down the brand into a labor section, and environment section, and an animal section. The labor section looks into the companies stance on how it treats its workers. This is very important, because it will show if the brand gives its workers living wage, and if they are working in healthy environments or sweatshops. The environment section shows whether or not the company uses eco-friendly materials, as well as how many hazardous chemicals are present in their system. The animal section talks about what animal products they use in their clothing!
Ecosia ~ This is an internet server that is SO COOL! What Ecosia does is every time you search something, you plant a tree! They use the profit from the search ads users generate to plant trees where they are most needed around the world. They publish “monthly financial reports and tree planting receipts.” They also “don’t sell your data to advertisers and have no third party trackers.” Right now, their projects include planting trees in Kenya, Indonesia. Ethiopia, Senegal, and so many other countries! I’ll let you check out the details on the specific projects!
I hope this helps! These apps really helped open my eyes to the different products/clothing brands I was using and to all the regions struggling with deforestation. If you have any more question on these apps let me know in the comments! See ya later!