Let’s be honest. When we hear about global warming it can too often feel like one giant crisis with no tangible solution.
Sometimes we ignore it and just think, “Well, hopefully science can fix that one!” Or, “A carbon tax would be good… But I wouldn’t actually have to pay for it would I?”
We mostly feel helpless.
Sometimes, though, we can make a difference.
We have the most powerful tool right in our pockets: Money! Or lack thereof.
We are consumers. And it is consumers who ultimately have the power to force businesses to change their ways and go green.
Here are four feel-good free apps that are going to help you lead a more sustainable lifestyle. They will educate you on what products are good, what products are bad and will answer the undying question: what colour bin does my takeaway coffee cup go in?
Good On You
Not to alarm you, but the fashion industry is the second biggest world polluter.
“Good On You” is here to help. This app provides you with all the information you need to know about how your favourite brands are treating their workers, animals, and the environment.
They rate over 1,100 fashion brands from “We Avoid” to “Great” and gives you a detailed explanation as to how they got to each individual rating.
Good news: Country Road, Witchery, Zara and Nike have all been rated on the more positive side.
It also offers discount codes for those brands that are highly rated!
Maybe it is time to redefine the word ‘bargain’.