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Top five go-to iOS apps to reduce your carbon footprint

As a follow up to Earth Day, there are some useful apps and games for you so that you can demonstrate your support for environmental protection. These apps empower you to make a difference wherever you are:


Plant trees by searching the web: A mature tree removes 22 kilograms of carbon dioxide every year, according to the European Environment Agency. To help, switch to the nonprofit search engine Ecosia, which invests search-ad revenue toward restoring deforested areas all over the globe. Check out Ecosia at

Green Kitchen

Cook greener: Here’s your source for easy, delicious vegetarian recipes that star protein-rich healthy ingredients you already have in your kitchen, like sweet potatoes, asparagus, and lentils (18 grams of protein per cooked cup!). Check out Green Kitchen at


Share your surplus: Here’s a great way to share your extra food—and seldom-used kitchen gadgets—with your neighbors. (Plus the app encourages no-contact drop-offs. Check out OLIO at

Good Notes

Go paperless: It takes over 2.5 gallons of water to produce a single sheet of paper, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Save reams of it by scribbling and sketching in this gorgeous note-taking app. 


Cancel your print jobs: Global demand for printer paper is forecast to hit 97 million tons this year. Why not share and sign with your touchscreen instead? Check out Docusign at

Apple Arcade - Beyond Blue: Beyond Blue is developed by Arizona-based E-Line Studios in partnership with the BBC (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II), OceanX Media, and some of the world’s leading marine biologists, launched last weekend on Apple Arcade. Beyond Blue takes you into the near future, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep sea explorer and scientist. You and your newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a new way. The game features an evocative narrative, exploration of an untouched world, and adventure that challenges the player to make high-stakes decisions during the crew’s expedition. Go to

You can also check out the Play an eco-adventure collection from our App Store editors to discover some great games that may just open your eyes to some of the world’s environmental realities. Go to


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