Ethical Barcode: App exposes the ethical credentials of products you buy

Ethical Barcode is an app which allows consumers to shop ethically, enabling them to check the ethical credentials of companies simply by scanning the barcode of a product while grocery shopping. The app, which is available for both iPhone and Android, aims to educates consumers about the products they buy and the companies who make them. It was built to enlighten customers about the brands they … Continue reading Ethical Barcode: App exposes the ethical credentials of products you buy

iFixit: Championing a world of repairers

A repair culture is beginning to become the norm rather than the exception as more and more people become knowledgeable about living more sustainably. iFixit is a wiki-based site which is empowering a whole new generation of the DIYers. iFixit is a global community of people helping each other repair things. The online site offers free wiki-based repair manuals for consumer electronics, and troubleshooting technicians. … Continue reading iFixit: Championing a world of repairers

Rainforest Connection: Using smartphones to save the rainforest

Rainforest Connection is helping rangers to protect rainforests from illegal deforestation by turning old smartphones into solar-powered lookouts, which are able to detect the noise of chainsaws and so allowing for intervention  in real time. Rainforest Connection use technology and big data to enable on-the-ground partners to save the world’s most threatened rainforests and habitats. Installed in the trees, the RFCx device consists of an old … Continue reading Rainforest Connection: Using smartphones to save the rainforest

Litterati: An app that’s solving the world’s litter problem “one litter at a time”

Litterati, an app that encourages users to pick up and track litter, aims to help businesses and organisations to become part of the solution rather than part of the problem. The app enables users to identify, collect and geotag the world’s litter before properly discarding of it – allowing them to take photos of what they’ve collected and track their environmental efforts. The company currently uses the … Continue reading Litterati: An app that’s solving the world’s litter problem “one litter at a time”

Little Sun: Take the sun wherever you go with this mini solar lamp

Have the sun accompany you wherever you go with the Little Sun powered LED lamp. The iconic high-quality portable solar lamp, made from recyclable ABS and a solar panel, feature a sun shape with its bright rays protruding like petals of a flower. The Little Sun powered LED Lamp is the perfect introduction to personal solar-powered light – you can use it for camping, festivals, at the … Continue reading Little Sun: Take the sun wherever you go with this mini solar lamp

Go Jauntly: App encourages city dwellers and families to walk in green spaces

Walking is one of the best exercises and enables one to see and explore the most beautiful spaces that Mother Nature has to offer, rather than being confined by the walls of a gym and wondering what the heck you are doing there. What’s more, walking can be enjoyed by the whole family and it’s a great opportunity to strengthen the bonds with loved ones as … Continue reading Go Jauntly: App encourages city dwellers and families to walk in green spaces

Leafsnap app: Identify tree species on your nature walk

Leafsnap is a cool app that uses visual recognition software to identify tree species from photos of their leaves. While the leaves are still falling during the remainder of Autumn, Leafsnap makes a perfect nature companion for those who like to pick up leaves. The way it works is that you take a photo of the leaf, with the leafstalk still attached, against a white background, … Continue reading Leafsnap app: Identify tree species on your nature walk

Fixfest: A global gathering for community repair

Fixfest, the first ever international festival bringing together community repair groups and individuals interested in making things more sustainable, takes place from 6-8 October in London. Fixfest will bring together volunteer repairers and tinkerers, activists, policy-makers, thinkers, and companies from all over the world in the name of taking greater care of the things we own – and creating better products. Fixfest will host a … Continue reading Fixfest: A global gathering for community repair

Cataki app connects Brazilian residents to recyclable waste collectors

Cataki is a new app which connects recyclable waste collectors in Brazilian cities to people who want to recycle. From the 400 kg of garbage produced by each Brazilian per year, only 12 kg are recycled, with 90% of those through street collectors. With the Cataki app, it makes it possible for residents to find the collector closest to them, get in touch with them, negotiate … Continue reading Cataki app connects Brazilian residents to recyclable waste collectors

Elliot for Water: Eco savvy search engine brings clean water to those in need

Elliot for Water works just like any other search engine yet it also helps provide people in need of drinkable water with exactly that every time you search. The search engine’s mission is to help bring drinkable water to as many people as possible and to improve the quality of life, while respecting the needs of the local culture and environment. One fifth of the global … Continue reading Elliot for Water: Eco savvy search engine brings clean water to those in need