You want to make a difference but don't know how?
You want to change the world but maybe you do not know where to start. Well, the answer is in the palm of your hand. Your phone! Thanks to a few apps that are easy to use. So, stop scrolling through Instagram for a quick second and check out these apps.
1. Good On You
You can make a positive impact next time you are at H&M shopping your next outfit. But, how? The Good On You app rates more than 1,000 fashion brands and retailers. Good On You allows users to check if the brands are doing better by people, the planet and animals. The app uses a five-star rating system that categorizes the brands by We Avoid, Not Good Enough, It's A Start, Good, and Great. It also has the option to discover new brands that do better on things you care about.
2. One Today by Google
You love animals, right? But maybe you don't have time to go volunteer at your local shelter. One Today allows you to donate money to an organization that you are passionate about. 100% of the donation goes to the nonprofit organization of your choosing. The app shows you featured projects on animals, education, environment, health, and poverty.
iRecyle is here to help mother earth and show you how to reduce waste. Now, you don’t have an excuse not to recycle. This app helps you find local recycling places where you can take materials. It gives you their hours of operation, phone numbers and much more. Whether you are at home or on the go just using the zip code can help you track these recycling places. The app also gives you recycling tips and ways you can reduce waste with your everyday life.
Every Sunday my phone gives me a summary of all the miles I walked that week, I am always so shocked about how much I walked. I wish I would have known about Charity Miles way sooner. You can earn money for charity with this app, whether it's walking, running, or biking. The way it works is you track your distance then you choose from one of the charities the app offers and that's it. Super easy, right? You can be making a difference while staying healthy.
5. Get Rich or Die Smoking
Not only is smoking an unhealthy habit but it is also an expensive one. The Get Rich or Die Smoking app helps users stop smoking by showing what they can afford with the money they have saved. It also tracks their health improvements. The app has reviews from people saying they feel motivated and are surprised how much money they save from quitting cigarettes. Stop spending so much money on damaging your health and start saving for that purse or car you have been eyeing.
All these apps are free to download and easy to use. Helping the world and making a difference has never been easier! So what are you waiting for to make a difference?
LatinAmerican Post | Ana Lu Campos
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