Technology is rapidly changing, and sustainability and making the world a better place are also becoming popular concepts in today’s society. This is great news for smartphone users, as many companies have now integrated the two ideas into a useful, free smartphone app. These next 4 smartphone apps are a great way to give back to the environment and help support a great cause. Now you can help change the world, one click at a time!
1.) Charity Miles
Charity Miles is a great way to donate to a good cause, and stay active at the same time. This app helps you track your progress by donating money to the charity of your choice, for every mile you walk, run, or bike. Charity Miles is available for both Androd and iPhone.
Feedie is another really great app, especially for those of us who love taking pictures of food, or use social media frequently. This neat app features participating restaurants that iPhone users can eat at to help donate money to great causes. Simply find participating restaurants to eat at, take a photo of the food you order, share it on social media, and 25 cents will be donated to Feedie’s non-profit parent company-The Lunchbox Fund. This fund helps provide meals to students in rural South Africa. Talk about cool!
3.) Check In For Good
Android and iPhone users who enjoy using apps like Four Square, are sure to love Check In For Good. This simple-to-use app helps donate $1.00 to the cause of your choice, every time you check in at a participating business. The other really neat thing about this app is that it also rewards you for your generosity by offering coupons and incentives that are sure to make you want to go back, so not only are you helping a great cause, you are also helping yourself in the process.
If you’re the charitable type, now you can use your smartphone to do a bit of good, and also challenge yourself at the same time. With the Instead app you can accept different challenges and decide to “make a change” by simply picking an opportunity to support through a cause. This useful app works by partnering with key non-profits to help you provide a small donation, by making simple changes to your everyday life or shopping expenses. (i.e. instead of buying a coffee at Starbucks, or a quick bite to eat out at your favorite restaurant, you can brew your own coffee at home, or brown bag a lunch instead. Once you accept a challenge, Instead allows you to donate the savings ($3 to $5) to the charity or cause of your choice. Not only is this app a great way to change the world, its also very rewarding to give up something that we might take for granted everyday, for the sake of others less fortunate than us, or to help support a great cause.