Technology: friend or foe?
It's undoubtable that we are becoming increasingly addicted to technology, with our smartphones merging to our body to form a permanent third hand and even forming new vocabulary ("just google it" - an example of how a search website became so common that its name became a verb!). And while some "technological" things are a bit scary (we are being increasingly tracked, think of the targeted advertisement, algorithms to show us what they think we want to see so that we become more and more addicted to certain social medias etc...), others can be quite useful. And I decided to dedicate a new series of articles to this.
So part 1 of this series will be dedicated to apps useful to help us tackle climate change. Here I am going to mention a few I found and liked (and no, they are not sponsoring me...)
Eaternity - a Switzerland born company who claims to have "developed innovative software for private and professional use. It is based on an easy to understand and yearly reviewed CO₂-database. This is currently the largest and most comprehensive database for carrying out menu-CO₂-calculations. With Eaternity, we offer everyone the opportunity to make a sustainable choice when selecting their everyday food". It includes a FREE web app where you can: Create your own climate-friendly recipe database and measure the CO2-Footprint of your home cooking, find Hundreds of tasty, climate-friendly recipes for private use and also Measure the nutrition value of your homestyle cooking. But also offers services for restaurants and professionals to improve their CO2 footprints...
Oroeco- a carbon footprint calculator, where you can also compete with friends and enter challenges : making tackling climate change fun! Also providing you with tips on how to save money and save the planet...promising!
Buycott- allows you to "scan barcodes when shopping to learn product history & make an informed decision" and "Get your message across by notifying the product owners of your decision". Basically making your trip to the supermarket a bit easier if you are trying to make good choices for the planet!
Ecosia- a search engine that plants trees with every search... maybe we should start "ecosia it"
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