We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of support for people who want to up their green game. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at .

A recent by the U.S. Global Change Research Program confirms that climate change is caused by human behavior. And while it may seem that there isn’t much we can do on an individual level, we have an enormous potential for good. Collectively, little changes to our daily lives add up to a huge impact — on the world we live in now and the future that our children and grandchildren will inherit.

One of the best perks of choosing green products, services, or solutions is that they tend to be directly better for our own health. Organic foods forego harmful pesticides. Natural building materials don’t expose us to dangerous fibers and chemicals like asbestos. Installing solar panels or opting for energy efficient appliances save us money in the long run. And choosing products from responsible manufacturers protects our habitats from pollution, toxins, and future environmental damage. Plus, doing good makes you feel good.

We’ve selected these apps because they give you the knowledge, guidance, and means to improve your health while building a healthier world. Check them out to see how simple and beneficial going green can be.

EWG’s Healthy Living

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Finding out whether a product is safe for you to use isn’t always as straightforward as it should be. Food and personal care product labels are often cluttered with jargon we don’t understand. Marketing language can be deceptively misleading. This app takes the guesswork out of your decision process. The app’s Food Scores and Skin Deep guides give you an at-a-glance indication of more than 200,000 products’ safety. You can also learn more about specific components of the products and why they’re concerning. Check out EWG’s for tons of info on other areas, like and , or to .

Farmers Markets

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Buying local cuts down on food miles, which means less fuel used and less CO2 in our air. It also means less time food sits on the shelf, which degrades nutritional quality. This app helps you find farmers markets near you. It also provides helpful information, like types of payment accepted, which markets are open and when, and the types of products sold at them. Don’t see your favorite local market? Submit it to the app for approval.

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When eating out, you often have no idea where your food is coming from. Humane Eating Project empowers you to make informed choices by helping you find restaurants with humanely-raised vegan and vegetarian food. Vegetarian and vegan dishes especially are a health and environment win-win. They have a much lighter footprint than those with animal products, and they’re also healthier for you. The app also has a watch list, which alerts you to the particularly unethical practices and restaurants to avoid.

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Decluttering your living space can make a world of difference when it comes to happiness at home. But cleaning house and tossing your unwanted items can also leave you feeling guilty. Alleviate that guilt by recycling your stuff. RecycleNation helps find how and where to recycle your old things. The app can help you recycle 13 categories of materials and 2,500 items. To make it easier, they’ll even tell you how to mail in some stuff. In addition to tips and info, you can track your recycling history to see your total impact.

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Choosing to walk is a great way to look out for the environment while exercising and looking out for your health, too. Walk Score makes it simple to find the best place to live so that you can run local errands — literally. The app rates locations based on their walking, transit, and biking distance to commonly needed resources, such as drugstores or supermarkets. Save time by searching for a place to live right from the app.

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Organic products are better for you and the Earth. Thrive is a marketplace that promises to save you upwards of 50 percent on organic, non-GMO, and natural goods. With the purchase of a membership ($59.95 per year), the site lets you buy products at wholesale prices. The site also makes it simple to shop by dietary need, like gluten-free or ketogenic, and delivery is free. As a bonus, when you buy a membership, the company gives a membership to someone else in need — helping to make healthy products accessible for everyone.

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You can’t get much more control over your food than by growing it yourself. As a micro-farmer, you can ensure your veggies are pesticide-free. By keeping them chemical-free and avoiding any need for transporting your veggies, you’re also keeping harmful byproducts, like toxins and CO2, from entering our environment. This app will guide you in planting the best veggies for your home garden. Learn about insects and diseases that may threaten your plants and how to use organic ingredients to safeguard your crop.

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Maybe seeing what your carbon contributions are will inspire healthy behaviors, like walking more, eating local, or turning off the lights when you leave the room. Oroeco helps you understand your impact on the environment so you can make smarter decisions. The app helps you track your footprint, from your energy and transportation use, to the foods you eat and products you buy.

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You know the expression: One person’s trash is another’s treasure. thredUP offers the best of both worlds. Gain peace of mind from your serene closet by decluttering and selling unwanted items. Simply fill up your Clean Out Kit, send it back, and they’ll do the work to list and sell the clothes. Or find new faves that fit your style and help you feel great. Recycling your clothes is one excellent step in making the planet and your wallet happier.

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Fresh whole foods are delicious and packed with nutrients. And eating foods that are in season in your area means that your food has traveled fewer food miles. Plus, buying food direct from the farmer means you can ask important questions, such as: How have you grown the food? Do you use pesticides or GMO seeds? The Seasonal Food Guide helps you learn which foods can grow in your area at a given time of year. They list more than 140 varieties of veggies, fruits, and nuts in all 50 states. The app even discusses the environmental impact of crops.

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By purchasing products with environmental initiatives, you’re voting with your dollar and encouraging more green corporate or governmental behavior. Buycott makes it easy to stay informed and support companies with behaviors that are in line with your values. Search their campaign categories, including health, food, environment, and human rights. Then, join a campaign for an issue you care about, such as . And if you don’t see a cause that’s important to you, create that campaign yourself. Unsure about a product? Scan the barcode to learn its history. If you don’t like what you see, you can send a message straight to the company. The app will even recommend alternative products.