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Novel’s Top Go Green Apps

12 January 2021

Within the last few years, we have all started to come around and understand the impact we have on our environment. From cycling instead of driving to going paperless and recycling, there are lots of small changes we can all do to become more sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint!

There are so many ways that you can lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, it can often feel overwhelming! But small positive changes can make a big impact. Unsure of what you can do? No problem, at Novel we love supporting environmentally friendly businesses and we are here to help!

Whether it’s cutting down food waste, selling, or donating second-hand clothes, trying an alternative diet to swapping shorter car journeys with bike rides (did you know we have our own Novel branded bikes at each property free to hire?) A great way for you to get around your city!

Here are some of Novel’s favourite go green applications to download from your App store, to assist you in making a change towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle:

Refill – we’re not just talking about refilling your drink – although this app will tell you where all the refill stations are, Refill connects you to places where you can eat, drink and shop with less waste. You can find places offering discounts and rewards for bringing your own coffee cup, plastic free shopping spots and also places you can grab your lunch on the go (bringing your own lunchbox!).

Too Good To Go – everyone likes a reduced item, right?! This app allows you to buy unsold food from top eateries at the end of their service. Use this app to map out nearby stores offering you some bargain foods from places like YO! Sushi and more! Also, your reducing food waste, preventing it from being throw away – win, win!

My Footprint – founded by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), My Footprint is a hub for positive change. You can discover challenges like trying a plant-based meal and tips to help you reduce your impact on the environment. The best things about this app is that it tracks your progress and keeps you motivated with tasks to help you make a change.

Olio – ever had any left-over food you hate throwing away? OLIO’s motto is share more, care more and waste less. You can connect with your local neighbours to give away food/non-food items and also sell or purchase homemade food and crafts! A great way to recycle whilst connecting with your community and reducing waste! Don’t worry you can still share safely, with non-contact pickups!

Treeapp – plant trees across the world for free and it only takes a few taps on your phone! You can choose where you want to plant your tree in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, funded by Treeapp’s business partners. Not only will this offset our carbon footprint, but it also creates jobs for local communities and helps recreate areas which have been affected by natural disasters.

Capture – “unleash your inner climate warrior”, if you want to understand and know more about the carbon emissions you offset, then this app is for you. Capture is a carbon footprint and CO2 tracker, it helps you to track, reduce and remove your carbon footprint. You can calculate your monthly CO2 and give yourself a target to stick to whilst getting tops tips on how you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Want further tips? Check out our H20sqd blog here. Founder and young entrepreneurial graduate, Francesca discusses her top tips for leading a sustainable lifestyle and how she started her own environmentally friendly business!

We would love to know if you are using any of the above applications and as always, please share your favourite go green apps with us!

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