Imagine being able to make a positive change just from swapping your internet browser to something more sustainable. Yes - the time you spend (and how you spend it) online can actually make a big difference.
Over 80% of global internet users access social media through mobile devices.
Consider how much time you spend on social media or on the screen working from home. Each time we log in, sign up, open an email, send a message; has a direct impact on the planet.
Digital Marketing recently posted that 7 out of 10 Americans use social media every day and that there are over 3.96 billion people using a variety of digital media platforms - over 51% of the global population!
Changing from a standard internet browser to a green browser takes only a few minutes, costs you nothing, yet it helps the planet. Aside from your browsing engine, there are a number of mobile apps that want to help users make sustainable lifestyle choices.
Let’s check out our Top 7 Sustainable Mobile Apps you need to download today!
#1 Ecosia: A Green Search Engine That Plants Trees
Ecosia is a search engine created in 2009 powered by Bing. It runs on 200% renewable energy and publishes monthly financial reports.
Like all search engines, it shows advertising with every result. If the customer buys the product featured in the displayed advertisement; Ecosia will get a portion of the purchase price of that product. The good news is that the money raised goes towards planting trees.
It takes roughly 45 searches to purchase one tree. Every tree they plant captures CO2 and helps us fight the biggest problem we face today: climate change. Your searches plant trees in some of the harshest places on Earth. In Burkina Faso, they make the desert land fertile again.
Ecosia is a certified B corporation and is part of a group of corporations that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. B corporations work towards reducing inequality, building a healthier environment and stronger communities.
To use Ecosia simply change the settings of your default browser to open with Ecosia and start searching - check out how many trees they have planted!
Today’s number: 133,066,322 and counting!