What’s That Bumblebee: New wildlife app makes it easier to identify the UK’s eight most common species

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has launched a new wildlife app which makes it easier to identify some of the UK’s most common species of bumblebees. The new app, entitled What’s That Bumblebee, offers a brief description of eight of the most common species, and allows users to compare similar species side-by-side. In total there are 24 bumblebee species in the UK, but the most common … Continue reading What’s That Bumblebee: New wildlife app makes it easier to identify the UK’s eight most common species

Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Falling Fruit, described as “a type of matchmaking service for urban foragers”, is helping people to discover free edibles throughout the world, recovering food that would otherwise go to waste. Falling Fruit’s interactive maps, that can be accessed via the non-profit’s website and mobile apps, document food-bearing trees, plants and other types of edibles in nearly 1.5 million locations across 111 countries and 6,340 cities. … Continue reading Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Mammal Mapper app contributing to conservation action

Mammal Mapper, an app created by the Mammal Society, is helping the UK to address the issue of poorly monitored wild mammals including rabbits, hedgehogs and mountain hares. The Mammal Mapper is designed to record information on the location and number of animals spotted on walks or bicycle rides. Users of the Mammal Mapper can record sightings of any mammal, including field signs such as … Continue reading Mammal Mapper app contributing to conservation action

Too Good To Go: Helping food retailers and customers to fight food waste

Too Good To Go is helping eliminate food waste from restaurants, cafes and shops by enabling people to rescue unsold food at a good price. The app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android, allows people in the UK to find participating restaurants, cafes and shops selling meals at a reduced price. Too Good To Go connects restaurants, cafes, bakeries and other eateries with surplus food … Continue reading Too Good To Go: Helping food retailers and customers to fight food waste

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

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”

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

Gro Play: Fun apps around sustainable living for kids and parents

Gro Play have created a series of fun-filled apps that help children and parents to learn about sustainable living, health and wellbeing. The Gro Play collection of apps – which includes Grow Forest, Gro Garden, Gro Flowers, Gro Recycling, Gro Memo and more – teaches children and their families about growing food, nurturing plants, recycling, ocean pollution and biodiversity in a fun and simple way. … Continue reading Gro Play: Fun apps around sustainable living for kids and parents

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

Apps: Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping

Palm oil is all over the shop quite literally, now the Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping App helps shoppers to shop with confidence knowing that no harm is done to the planet or wild orangutans. Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping App, produced by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, provides Colorado residents with the information they need to check if a product is “orangutan friendly” and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified. The App … Continue reading Apps: Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping